An up-and-down year

Lola the reindeer.
Lola the reindeer.

This year’s Jam Jar Army charity SHAK has had some ups and downs this year, not least because of the sheer numbers of unwanted dogs the team have had through their doors.

“But despite this, the team at the kennels have never faltered in their determination to make sure that each dog learns to feel secure and loved again and where possible find a new human family to care for them, ” said Stephen Wylie.

“Being nominated as the Jam Jar Army charity for 2013 has given SHAK the publicity and profile in the county that would have taken so much longer to achieve, so thanks to the Northumberland Gazette who support us with regular doggie updates.

“Thanks must also go to the hundreds of jar-fillers and to all the people who have donated food over the year and supported our fund-raising efforts.

“So all that I need to say now is a very big woof from all our SHAK residents and very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

However, the festive season and the end of 2013 doesn’t mean an end to the Jam Jar campaign.

We want people to continue collecting their money in jars and handing it in so that we can raise as much money as possible for SHAK.

In the new year, we will be launching the search for a new Jam Jar Army beneficiary to follow in the successful footsteps of the first three campaigns.

But until we have a new beneficiary, all the cash collected will still go to SHAK.