A fancy-dress charity night has been hailed a huge success.
Held at Alnwick’s I Won’t Tell nightclub last Thursday, the event was organised to raise cash for The Stephen Carey Fund, beneficiaries of this year’s Jam Jar Army appeal.
Characters including Oompa Loompas, Power Rangers and hippies helped to raise about £500 to provide defibrillators around the county.
The Jam Jar Army is marching on with more new recruits for its selfie campaign. Businesses and individuals who want to get involved can take a photo of themselves with their jam jar and tweet it to the Stephen Carey Fund (@1StephenCarey), Northumberland Gazette (@alnwickgazette) and the Jam Jar Army (@jamjararmy) using the hashtag #jamjararmy.
Photos will then be retweeted by the three accounts, spreading the news to more than 5,000 followers.
Facebook fans can also publish selfies to the Stephen Carey Fund page – www.facebook.com/TheStephenCareyFund
The Stephen Carey Fund will be out in force for the Druridge Bay 10k on Sunday, May 25. The event incorporates lakeside tracks, beach runs and countryside and provides a challenge for the athlete as well as a great day out for fun-runners.
Run committee chairman Stan Hurst said: “Over the past few years we have helped various regional causes and this year we were delighted to receive an approach from The Stephen Carey Fund as we had watched with interest their growing campaign to provide emergency live saving equipment across the region.”