Don’t forget to bring us your pennies

06_02 The Diamond Queen
06_02 The Diamond Queen

DON’T forget to bring your Jubilee Jam Jars chock full of pennies to add to our special fundraising campaign in tribute to our Queen.

We revealed earlier this month how the Advertiser had teamed up with Broxtowe Borough Council and aims to plant new trees in both Hall Om Wong Park in Kimberley and Coronation Park in Eastwood to mark the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

But we still need the help of the community to fund the special trees and are asking you to donate the spare pennies you have stored in jam jars and pots in your homes.

Both the parks are Jubilee Parks, making them very fitting locations for the trees to mark the milestone anniversary.

We will be looking to raise around £200 as a first target but if we exceed that amount then the Advertiser may well ask readers to nominate other causes and charities to receive the cash.

If you wish to donate your jam jar of cash just bring it along to the Advertiser office in Heanor Road, Ilkeston, during our office opening times or take them to the Broxtowe Borough Council cash office in Nottingham Road, Eastwood.

We will do the rest and will be printing updates in the paper and online at telling you how we are doing