Recruiting now: our charity Jam Jar Army needs YOU

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We’ve all had a few jangling pennies to spare, coppers left in the trouser pocket that are never ever spent.

This week the News and Chronicle is unveiling its new campaign, the Jam Jar Army, which hopes to rally that spare change and put it to good use.

We’re asking readers to collect an old jam jar and use it for coins over the coming months - the more jars the better.

And every little bit adds up, and will go to causes close to our readers’ hearts.

The money will go to a charity very close to many people’s hearts, and which helps many families in this area - Strathcarron Hospice.

Editor Jackie Mitchell said: ‘‘This is such a simple idea, but one we hope will really take off. ‘Anyone can take part - it’s open to individuals, offices, shops, schools, youth groups and anyone else who wants to join our army.’’

And every penny raised will be donated to the good causes work which takes place at Strathcarron Hospice, and which is dear to the hearts of many in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Jam Jar labels are available from our front desk at 10-13 Tay Walk, Cumbernauld. Join our Army - your hospice needs YOU!