A good friend of well-known entertainer Jimmy Cricket has been honoured for distinguished service to the Roman Catholic Church and its community.
Jim Nicholas, a DJ and comedian, was featured in the Manchester Evening News for all his fundraising exploits for the Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester.
He has been awarded the Papal Medal, which is also known as the Benemerenti.
The medal was presented to him by the Rt Rev Terence Brain, the Bishop of Salford.
Jimmy was at the ceremony and is quoted in the article, right, saying: “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this magnificent award than Jim.
“He has worked tirelessly for Francis House over the years, raising a phenomenal amount of money for this cause.
“It’s been a real pleasure to have known him and to have shared the platform with him at various charity concerts.
“This special medal is fitting recognition for his marvellous contribution to the parishes and communities where he’s lived and helped support.”
* Read about the latest fundraising event for Francis House Children’s Hospice involving Jimmy and Jim.