The hills are alive with the clinking of coins in jars

Amy Barrett, Norman Luke and Kirsty Hensleigh from the Sound of Music are supporting the Jam Jar Army.
Amy Barrett, Norman Luke and Kirsty Hensleigh from the Sound of Music are supporting the Jam Jar Army.
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THE hills are alive with the sound of music – and hopefully the sounds of coins in jam jars.

Alnwick Stage Musical Society is performing The Sound of Music at Alnwick Playhouse this week.

The group, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is letting the Jam Jar Army hold a raffle as well as donating programme sales to the campaign at its Saturday matinee performance.

The winner of the raffle will receive locally-donated goodies.

There are still tickets available for the Family Ceilidh, which is part of the Festival of Alnwick.

Simply Northumbria will be playing, with all proceeds going to the Jam Jar Army.

Tickets for the event, which takes place in the Northumberland Hall on Saturday, June 9, cost £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and are available from the Playhouse.

The Jam Jar Army is trying to raise £10,000 for the Playhouse Youth Theatre, which features children from across north Northumberland.

In the last week, a further £34.14 has come in, taking the total to £3,823.40.

We want businesses, organisations, families and individuals to all have their own collections.

Full jars can be dropped off at the Playhouse, the Northumberland Gazette office in Bondgate Without or the Lions bookshop in Bondgate Within.

We also have stickers to decorate jam jars available to collect from the Gazette office, as well as some jars.

Follow the appeal as it marches across north Northumberland in the Gazette, follow @jamjararmy on Twitter, visit The Jam Jar Army Facebook page and the website at www.jamjararmy.co.uk

l For a preview of The Sound of Music, see Page 16.