In the Army now

A CHARITY will be standing to attention at Alnwick Food Festival as funds are raised to keep it marching on.

The Jam Jar Army, an appeal to raise £10,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland, will be in full swing at the event this weekend.

Stalls will have specially donated and decorated jam jars for the occasion and HospiceCare volunteers will be shaking their buckets at the event to raise even more.

The charity has offices in Alnwick and Berwick and provides care and support for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their carers and families.