Battalion of backers keeps us on the march

ANOTHER week and another milestone as the Jam Jar Army marches on past the £2,000 mark for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

In the last week, brimming jam jars have brought in another £352.67 while the raffle and programme sales at the Youth Theatre junior group’s performance of Pirates of the Curry Bean brought in another £200.35.

This takes the total to £2,160.35.

And the raffle tickets, for a chance to win a selection of Muppets toys, will be on sale at the Duchess’s Community High School performance of Grease at the Playhouse this week.

But there is still a way to go to hit our £10,000 target for the Playhouse Youth Theatre, which provides opportunities for youngsters across north Northumberland.

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

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

We also have new stickers with the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre logo to decorate jam jars available to collect from the Gazette office.

Anyone with a novel idea for raising funds should get in touch with Ben O’Connell on 01665 602234 or

Follow the campaign as it marches across north Northumberland in the Gazette.

For more information follow @jamjararmy on Twitter, visit The Jam Jar Army Facebook page and the website at