Oldham Coliseum show raises £9,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice

Jimmy Cricket and fellow performers at the Oldham Coliseum

A sum of about £9,000 was raised from the latest edition of a charity show Jimmy Cricket routinely appears in at the Coliseum Theatre in Oldham.

The 2016 version of the Stars come out for Francis House show was held at the end of March.

Jimmy Cricket with Frank Sinatra tribute Jonathan Swift

It was the sixth occasion the concert has been organised to raise funds for the Francis House Children’s Hospice in south Manchester.

In addition to famous entertainer Jimmy, the show featured his friend Jim Nicholas, who not only acted as the show’s host but also co-produced it.

The two Jims were joined on stage by Frank Sinatra tribute act Jonathan Swift (right), the professional whistler David Morris, the vocal duo Kamika, and 60s legends the Merseybeats, who headlined the show.

A packed auditorium helped to raise the most money in six editions of the show for Francis House.

Chief executive of the charity, David Ireland, thanked everyone who had come along to support the event.

The seventh show is already being planned, again at the Coliseum Theatre, for October 2017.

PLEASE NOTE – A REPRISE OF THIS SHOW WILL BE HOSTED BY THE BRINDLEY THEATRE IN RUNCORN ON SUNDAY 19TH JUNE AS JIMMY WILL ONCE MORE TEAM UP WITH THE MERSEYBEATS FOR AN AFTERNNON OF ROCKING WITH LAUGHTER!!!!

Jimmy Cricket and fellow performers at the Oldham Coliseum

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