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Hunt for next Jam Jar Army charity begins in earnest

Judy Tribe with  Zoe Gilroy, Milli Ellaby, Kate Lawson, Rhianna Bates, Paige Howie, Aaron Yarborough and Chrs Richardson, members of the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre celebrate reaching the Jam Jar Army �10,000 target.

Judy Tribe with Zoe Gilroy, Milli Ellaby, Kate Lawson, Rhianna Bates, Paige Howie, Aaron Yarborough and Chrs Richardson, members of the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre celebrate reaching the Jam Jar Army �10,000 target.

It’s a new year and now the search is on for a new charity for our Jam Jar Army campaign as it looks to march on into 2013.

From today, the Gazette is looking for nominations from across north Northumberland for a local good cause to be the next beneficiary of the community’s fund-raising efforts.

In May 2011, the Jam Jar Army appeal was launched after author Judith O’Reilly came to us with the idea, and the target of raising £10,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland was set.

Six months later and the appeal had raised more than £13,000 for the charity.

Last year, we launched a public vote to decide the next worthy cause from a shortlist. You chose the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre, for which more than £12,000 was raised.

Now it’s the chance for another cause in the area to put itself forward and aim to make it third time even luckier for the Jam Jar Army.

Any charity which wants to be in the running for the Jam Jar Army should contact the Gazette with details of the charity and what the £10,000 target amount would be used for.

Send the information to ben.oconnell@jpress.co.uk

Later in the month, we will open up the decision to a public vote before the fund-raising begins again.

l For more on author Judith O’Reilly’s latest book featuring the Jam Jar Army, see Pages 24 and 25.

 

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