Politicians join the Army

Collecting at Robert Adam Court for the Jam Jar Army are Aileen White, James Morton, Ray Farnsworth, Mavis Smith, Betty Davies and Enid Grahamslaw.
Collecting at Robert Adam Court for the Jam Jar Army are Aileen White, James Morton, Ray Farnsworth, Mavis Smith, Betty Davies and Enid Grahamslaw.

MORE recruits are falling in and joining the ranks with Berwick Conservatives aiming to add 100 jars to the cause.

The Jam Jar Army wants everybody to have a jam jar in their home, office, shop or business to collect the coins that are clogging pockets and purses as an easy way of raising money for charity.

Our campaign partner Judith O’Reilly has reported that the Tories’ parliamentary spokesman Anne-Marie Trevelyan is hoping they can return 100 jars.

And north Northumberland MP Sir Alan Beith is also getting behind the Jam Jar Army as it marches on towards the ambitious total of £10,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland by September.

Sir Alan said: “As a long-term supporter of HospiceCare North Northumberland I am delighted to back this new initiative to support its excellent work.”

Elsewhere residents of Robert Adam Court in Alnwick have been collecting their loose change in jars in the communal living room, have already returned full ones and are in the process of filling them once more.

And more schools are continuing to sign up with both Rock Hall and Longridge Towers in Berwick busy filling jam jars.

We are now three weeks into our campaign and we need anyone who isn’t yet a ‘soldier’ to sign up, and anyone who is already filling up jam jars to make sure all their friends and famiy are too.

If we all give a little, we can make a big difference to the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses in north Northumberland, who benefit from the work of HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Get in touch with the Gazette if your school, business or organisation wants to get involved.

Stickers for jars, and posters for shop windows are available at the Gazette office in Alnwick.

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.

For more information about the campaign, see www.jamjararmy.com