Jam Jar Army’s cake glory

Sweet success: Jam Jar Army volunteers Eleanor Cunningham, 11, Nathan Uhiara, 11, Harvey Bateman, 10, Pharyn Ashton, 10 and Cameron Uhiara, 10, from St Chad's Primary who held a cake stall for Trinity Hospice Heroes appeal
Sweet success: Jam Jar Army volunteers Eleanor Cunningham, 11, Nathan Uhiara, 11, Harvey Bateman, 10, Pharyn Ashton, 10 and Cameron Uhiara, 10, from St Chad's Primary who held a cake stall for Trinity Hospice Heroes appeal
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These little ones are truly Hospice Heroes after they collected enough small change to fill 10 jam jars.

The children are members of St Chad’s School’s Breakfast and After School club, and were tasked with filling the jars, as part of The Gazette’s Jam Jar Army, to raise money for our Hospice Heroes appeal.

And to top off their collections, they held a cake sale at the school on Hardhorn Road, Poulton, which raised a further £120 for our appeal which is supporting Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

The club’s assistant manager, Kathryn Jackson, said our campaign was one the children were keen to support.

She said: “This is something that is important to the children as they know they are helping children who are not as healthy as them and adults who aren’t as healthy as their mums and dads.

“They were all really happy to bring in their pennies and were asking their parents if they would put their change in the jars.

“The children were also keen to get involved in the cake sale.”

The event, on Thursday, saw parents and staff bringing in cakes, which sold quickly to raise the money.

It all goes to our Hospice Heroes appeal, which aimed to raise £200,000 for the hospices on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

This week we announced we had smashed our target as the current total stands at more than £214,000.

Kathryn added: “I heard about the appeal and the Jam Jar Army, and just thought it was something the school could get involved in.

“This is something that the school feels very strongly about, and is a way that we can support our community.

“The cake sale was a great event.”