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Seven-year-old Georgie Allan who, with help from three-year-old brother Finlay, raised money for the Jam Jar Army.
Seven-year-old Georgie Allan who, with help from three-year-old brother Finlay, raised money for the Jam Jar Army.

AN Alnwick youngster has shown great initiative despite her tender years to boost the Jam Jar Army’s total.

Georgie Allan has been collecting loose change for the Army, but decided she could do more as we head towards our target of £10,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

The seven-year-old, with a little help from her three-year-old brother Finlay, ran a raffle at her grandma’s 60th birthday, raising more than £30.

Mum Ruth said: “It was her idea.

“She had collected a few coppers here and came up with the idea of doing a raffle herself for family and friends.”

The total continues to rise and this week sits at £7,924.44, which is great but we need to make sure we all continue collecting.

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.

Contact Ben O’Connell at the Gazette or see www.jamjararmy.com for more.