Army heads to Germany

Jacqueline Prouse.
Jacqueline Prouse.

A north Northumberland woman is helping the 2014 Jam Jar Army campaign to conquer Europe by taking part in a half-marathon later this month.

Jacqueline Prouse, an Alnwick Harrier, will compete in the the 34th Berlin Half-Marathon on Sunday, March 30, in aid of The Stephen Carey Fund.

Jacqueline said: “This cause is dear to me because I also had an undiagnosed heart condition, which was discovered in 1995 when I was 25 years old.

“I collapsed one evening at home following a five-mile run. I’d suffered a stroke which was attributed to an atrial septal defect, often known as a hole in the heart. I was very fortunate.

“I had corrective surgery at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle which today allows me to do the thing I love – run.

“I am aiming to raise £500 for the fund, but would dearly love to reach £1,000 as that would essentially secure another public-access defibrillator for a local community.”

Not intent on raising monies for The Stephen Carey Fund, Jacqueline is also a committee member for the Druridge Bay 10k (DB10k), which selected The Stephen Carey Fund as its cause to support for 2014.

All profits from the DB10k, which takes place on Sunday, May 25, near Amble, will be donated to the fund.

To show your support for Jacqueline with a donation or to apply to take part in the DB10k, visit

For more information on the 2014 campaign, follow @jamjararmy on Twitter.