Jam Jam appeal total breaks through £250 mark

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Our Jam Jar appeal has broken through the £250 mark this week.

The News has been asking for your donations since teaming up with the council to get a tree and plaque installed in the town to mark the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Since then, the News Corner shop on King Street has kindly been collecting jam jars overflowing with coppers from generous readers as thousands of people celebrated the jubilee during events throughout the town and gave generously.

Spokesman for Amber Valley Borough Council, Luke Barratt, said: “It’s great that we have struck £250. It’s amazing what you can raise from what’s lying around the house.

“Whatever the contribution we will provide a fitting tree.”

We want you to donate the pennies you would normally keep in containers such as jam jars and the likes.”

If you wish to donate your jam jars of cash you can drop them off at the News Corner, at the top of King Street, opposite the Market Place in Belper, or at our office in Ripley at 27 Grosvenor Road.