Jam total nudges £8,000

Julie Avery with her nappy cakes and her Jam Jar Army collection.
Julie Avery with her nappy cakes and her Jam Jar Army collection.

THE jam in the thermometer keeps on rising as north Northumberland residents show no sign of relenting in their fund-raising efforts for the Jam Jar Army.

This week the total stands at £7,814.99, in part thanks to a collection in the shops and businesses of Alnwick at the weekend.

Jam jars around the town were emptied on Saturday and the money collected is still being counted, although several hundred pounds were collected.

And the campaign to raise £10,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland looks set to get a boost from an unlikely source – a cake made of nappies.

Julie Avery, of Kiddies Kabin, a baby and children’s clothes and equipment shop in Alnwick, has been collecting change via a counter jam jar collection.

But to raise some extra cash for the Army, she decided to raffle off one of her nappy cakes.

“It’s just an incentive for people to give more than just some coppers,” Julie said.

Tickets for the raffle cost 20p or £1 a strip and are available from the shop in The Shambles.

The draw will take place on Saturday, December 17.

For more information, see www.kiddies-kabin.co.uk

Get in touch with the Gazette if your business or organisation wants to get involved or let us know what you have been doing. Stickers for jars and posters for shop windows are also available.

Full jars can be dropped off at our office as well as the Lions bookshop on Bondgate Within and the HospiceCare North Northumberland centres in Alnwick and Berwick.

See www.jamjararmy.com for more.