Not just jam, now there’s cream too

Preparing for the Jammy event in Wooler are Anne Park from the Tankerville Arms Hotel, Kay Brown from Hidden Kingdom Crafts, jewellery designer Tina Murton and Judy Tribe who is organising the event in aid of the Alnwick Playhouse Jam Jar Army appeal.
Preparing for the Jammy event in Wooler are Anne Park from the Tankerville Arms Hotel, Kay Brown from Hidden Kingdom Crafts, jewellery designer Tina Murton and Judy Tribe who is organising the event in aid of the Alnwick Playhouse Jam Jar Army appeal.

A JAMMY cream tea is taking place to boost the coffers of the Jam Jar Army.

The event is being hosted by the Tankerville Hotel in Wooler on Saturday, April 21, between 2pm and 4.30pm.

A cream tea at the event will cost £3 and the money raised will help the Army’s march for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

There will also be a raffle and an arts and crafts stall featuring Kay Brown, from Hidden Kingdom Crafts, Tina Murton, a jewellery designer and Angela Clay-Parker from Ticketty Boo.

Judy Tribe, from the Playhouse Youth Theatre, said: “I’m delighted to pull in local businesses in support of the Jam Jar Army and it widens the net of the campaign across north Northumberland.”

l Raffle tickets sold at the Duchess’s Community High School performances of Grease at the Playhouse last week brought in another £302 for the Army, taking the total close to the quarter mark – £2,462.35 – as we aim for £10,000.

l The high school, which is getting behind the campaign, will soon have a giant container to empty jars into.

It was donated by the Farmhouse Scoop Shop in Alnwick, which has closed down.

Owner Tom thanked all his customers who used the shop over the years.

l Anyone with a novel idea for raising funds should get in touch with Ben O’Connell on 01665 602234 or ben.oconnell@northeast-press.co.uk

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.

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