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Campaign kicks off

David Wilson of The Stephen Carey Fund receiving the donation from the Iceland team.

David Wilson of The Stephen Carey Fund receiving the donation from the Iceland team.

Following the announcement last week that the 2014 Jam Jar Army beneficiary is The Stephen Carey Fund, the new campaign starts here.

New stickers for jam jars and posters featuring the charity’s logo are in the process of being produced and will be out and about as soon as possible.

But even without the new stickers, we want households, businesses and community venues to start their collections now to ensure that we get off to another really good start for the campaign.

The namesake fund, launched as a tribute to the 21-year-old from Alnmouth who collapsed while playing football and died due to an undiagnosed heart defect, has ambitious plans for this year.

It has already installed four defibrillators in north Northumberland, but plans to put in another 20 to 30 this year, alongside increasing the number of people with emergency life-saving skills across the county. This will be achieved by offering free British Heart Foundation Heartstart courses, with the chance of a free first-aid kit, to organisations and groups.

To get involved with this year’s Jam Jar Army campaign, contact Ben O’Connell on 01665 602234 or email ben. oconnell@jpress.co.uk

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