Can you beat this?

Dan Waddington and his jar containing a massive �136.
Dan Waddington and his jar containing a massive �136.

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has thrown down the gauntlet after his sterling effort for the Jam Jar Army.

Harbottle C of E Voluntary Aided First School pupil Dan Waddington has returned a single jar containing a huge total of £136, which he collected with a little help from his father Stephen.

This magnificent effort from the pair, who live in Holystone, near Rothbury, helped us to reach our first £1,000 (see right),

They decided that the best way to raise money was not by collecting coppers but by gathering one and two-pound coins – simple.

Stephen thought this might have been breaking the rules, but with the money going to such a good cause, there are no limits, we want as much money as we can get from across north Northumberland.

Stephen said: “We thought that the challenge of collecting as many one and two pound coins as possible in a jam jar would be a good way of supporting the Hospice. We’re now trying to get other people to join the Jam Jar Army and start their own collections.”

Now we want to see if anyone else can return a jar with more than £136 in?