Scones and glam give a boost to Army’s coffers

T.Rextasy supporting the Jam Jar Army at The Playhouse on Friday 20th April
T.Rextasy supporting the Jam Jar Army at The Playhouse on Friday 20th April

A JAMMY cream tea and the backing of some glam rockers have boosted the Jam Jar Army total past another milestone.

The Tankerville Arms Hotel, in Wooler, hosted a cream tea event on Saturday afternoon, which raised £386.20 from cream teas, a raffle and a cakes stall with another £36 of donations being given on the day. Along with jars containing £18.95, this takes the total past the one-third mark to £3,364.34, as we aim for £10,000 for the Playhouse Youth Theatre.

The Youth Theatre’s Judy Tribe, who organised the event, gave a huge thank-you to the Tankerville Arms and other volunteers on the day.

“The cream tea event in Wooler went really well,” she said.

“We had a steady stream of people through the afternoon and the wet weather encouraged a few more inside!”

And the previous evening, the Army was given the backing of T.Rextasy – a T.Rex tribute band – who were performing at the Playhouse.

They follow rock ‘n’ roll revivalists Showaddywaddy, who joined the Army earlier in the month.

We want businesses, organisations, families and individuals to all have their own collections.

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.

We also have new stickers with the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre logo to decorate jam jars available to collect from the Gazette office.

Anyone with an idea for raising funds should get in touch with Ben O’Connell on 01665 602234 or

Follow the campaign as it marches across north Northumberland in the Gazette.

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