Young recruits sign up as schools fall in to aid appeal

Supporting the Jam Jar Army are (back) Daisy Hope, Emma Coleman, Maya Woolfrey, Sarah Charlton, (front) Holly Robinson, Alex Clark-Thompson, Enmma Keane, Harry Clark-Thompson and Ryan Driver from Lindisfarne, Dukes and Alnwick South schools.

Supporting the Jam Jar Army are (back) Daisy Hope, Emma Coleman, Maya Woolfrey, Sarah Charlton, (front) Holly Robinson, Alex Clark-Thompson, Enmma Keane, Harry Clark-Thompson and Ryan Driver from Lindisfarne, Dukes and Alnwick South schools.

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The Jam Jar Army received an injection of youth this week as pupils from Alnwick’s first and middle schools backed the campaign.

Children at the town’s Alnwick South First School, Lindisfarne Middle School and the Duke’s Middle School are now busy filling jars to boost the total.

Last week, we hit the £4,000 mark as we aim to raise £10,000 for the reader-voted charity of choice – Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre.

And the Jam Jar Army wristbands, which help spread the word, are also available in the schools taking part. Judy Tribe, from the Youth Theatre, said: “It’s great that the schools in Alnwick are backing us.”

To add more funds to the coffers, three Alnmouth pubs are holding quiz nights next week, in which their regular proceeds are going to the Jam Jar Army.

There will be a quiz in The Red Lion on Tuesday, June 5, The Hope and Anchor the following evening, and The Sun Inn on the Thursday night.

And next Saturday (June 9), a family ceilidh takes place in the Northumberland Hall as part of the Festival of Alnwick.

Simply Northumbria will 
be playing with proceeds going to the Jam Jar Army. 
Tickets are £3 for adults, £1.50 for children.