Army performs to raise funds

The senior group of Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre performing at the Festival of Alnwick.
The senior group of Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre performing at the Festival of Alnwick.

The senior group of the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre got involved with the fund-raising last week as members sang live on stage.

As part of last week’s Festival of Alnwick to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the town, the senior members of the Youth Theatre, the current beneficiary of the Jam Jar Army, performed.

And during their show on the stage in Alnwick Market Place onThursday, which featured a medley of show songs and solos, a collection was made for the Army.

It brought in £157.40, which suggests the audience felt the performance was a roaring success.

This means our total for the campaign so far has reached £5,253.71, after we hit the landmark halfway point of £5,000 last week.

And any of the audience who were impressed by what they saw on Thursday will be pleased to hear that the senior group will be performing Rent at the Alnwick Playhouse from Wednesday to Friday, July 11 to 13.

We are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Youth Theatre, which was voted for by readers as the charity for the current Army.

The inaugural Jam Jar Army last year brought in more than £13,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

As it stands, we are heading steadily towards the £10,000 target but we still need support.

We want businesses, organisations, families and individuals to hold collections.

Full jars can be dropped off at the Playhouse, the Northumberland Gazette office or the Lions bookshop in Bondgate Within. We also have stickers and jars to collect from the Gazette office.