Merlin’s Magic Wand birthday party

Jimmy Cricket and the rest of the cast from the Great British Seaside Special

Jimmy Cricket joined disabled and disadvantaged children for a special birthday at the Sea Life Sanctuary in Hunstanton.

The famous Northern Irish entertainer and the rest of the cast of his summer show at the Norfolk seaside resort took part in Merlin’s Magic Wand’s fifth birthday celebrations.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity whose aim is to provide magical experiences to ill, disabled or disadvantaged children – read more about it here.

The cast are pictured above with some of the staff from the Sea Life Centre, who helped to organise the fund-raising event.

The trip was at the start of the last week of the season and Jimmy’s summer show, the Great British Seaside Special, had been staged throughout the month of August and into the first week of September at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.

Before they tucked into their party lunch, Jimmy, talented musician Ian Larkin and the dancers from the show entertained the young guests.

Jimmy told the Lynn News: “It is an absolute pleasure to bring a little bit of laughter to the party.”

Sanctuary manager Angela said: “I’m so pleased that everything has come together to make such a brilliant party for the children and I can’t thank Jimmy enough for bringing so much joy to the Sea Life Centre today.”

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