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Lancashire priests Jack & Krac in night of comedy 150 150 mhamer

Lancashire priests Jack & Krac in night of comedy

Jack&Krac Clergy

Jimmy Cricket will be performing in the same show as comic priests Jack and Krac in July.

Fr Alex Frost and Rev Chris Krawiec (pictured above) are two Church of England curates based in East Lancashire.

Together they form the comedy duo of Jack (Alex) and Krac (Chris), and they will be performing at St Bartholomew’s in Great Harwood along with famous entertainer Jimmy on 20 July at 7pm.

View one of their comedy clips here.

The duo posted on Twitter recently that they will be returning “for another night of comedy starring comedy legend, the one and only . Tickets available from 16th May. This is a wonderful intimate venue and so tickets are very limited!”.

They had previously been approached to audition for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Burnley FC event raises £10,000 for good causes 150 150 mhamer

Burnley FC event raises £10,000 for good causes

Burnley Football Club

Almost 450 people attended the Pauline Helm Memorial Event at Burnley Football Club, where Jimmy Cricket was one of the entertainers.

The Pauline Helm Memorial Event took place at Burnley Football ClubThe fund-raising gala dinner evening was organised by Pauline’s widower, Graham Helm (pictured below with Jimmy), and was held in one of the club’s main function suites, which was packed to the rafters with almost 450 people there.

It was hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Sally Naden and, apart from Jimmy’s contribution, the entertainment programme also featured Bacup-born international opera singer Sean Ruane (pictured below right with his wife) and music from the excellent band, A few good men.

International opera singer Sean Ruane with his wifeFamous Northern Irish comedian Jimmy said: “The evening raised a magnificent £10,000 in total and this achieved figure was a richly deserved outcome for Graham after all of his efforts over a number of months in the lead-up to the event.”

The money raised will now be split between two great causes, with £7,000 being awarded to the local East Lancashire Hospice and £3,000 going to construct an outdoor performance space for young people in Burnley.

Jimmy Cricket and Graham Helm at the memorial event at Burnley Football Club

Special charity event for ‘a special lady’ 150 150 mhamer

Special charity event for ‘a special lady’

The gala dinner featuring Jimmy Cricket takes place at the James Hargreaves suit at Burnley Football ClubJimmy Cricket has been asked to be part of a special charity event in May next year.

It will be hosted at Burnley Football Club and all proceeds will go towards the Paula Helm Memorial Fund.

Well-known entertainer Jimmy said: “Paula was a special lady who sadly passed away earlier this year at an unexpectedly young age, as she succumbed to a terminal illness.

“When Paula’s husband, Graham, approached me about appearing at this event, I thought it was such a good cause for a wonderful lady that I found it hard to refuse.

“I have been good friends with Graham for a number of years. In fact, Graham himself conducts one of the top brass bands in the East Lancashire region called the Bacup Scout Band.”

The memorial fund set up in Paula’s name will see the money go towards the valuable work of helping children in the Burnley area, and will also be used to support the care provided by the East Lancashire Hospice.

Those interested in attending the event on Saturday 2 May can place their ticket reservations with Graham by contacting him at 07976 253469.

Action group hosts laughter show 150 150 mhamer

Action group hosts laughter show

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show posterAttention all those in the Bristol area – Jimmy Cricket is appearing at a venue near you!

Stanton Wick Action Group is  presenting the Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show at the Pensford Memorial Hall in Pensford – just south of Bristol – on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December.

All profits raised will go towards the action group. If you wish to read more about their objectives, visit here.

The show not only features the hilarious comedy of Jimmy, but also includes the female vocalist May Marion and Musicians in Black.

Tickets are priced at £15 and available from Jennie Jones on 0791 7618954 or from Pensford Post Office.

Jimmy said: “This will be a great way to mark the start of the festive season. Tickets are selling quickly, so don’t delay and support this event which has been organised by volunteers with the aim of helping the local community!”

Where’s Jimmy in November? 150 150 mhamer

Where’s Jimmy in November?

Jimmy Cricket poster: Great Value for a Tenner

You may have noticed that the events calendar on this website is still not working properly.

The October dates are all there, but not the ones for November even though they were inputted by the web team several weeks ago.

They will appear once November arrives, but we realise that is of no use to those of you wanting to find out where Jimmy is a month or two in advance.

So again please accept our apologies and while we try to identify and correct the fault, here is Jimmy’s schedule in November – as always events are subject to change, of course.

Fri 2                 Billinghurst Community Centre, Billinghurst, West Sussex
Sat 3Roydon Marina Village, Roydon
Sun 4Mill Ryth Holiday Park, Hayling Island
Tue 6The Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Sat 10Hove Church (URC)
Mon 12Red Lion, Stockport
Fri 16Ruskington Methodist Church, Sleaford
Sat 17Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough (private party)
Mon 19Café Salar, Warrington
Fri 23Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe
Mon 26Isis Restaurant, Pendlebury
Wed 28St Mary’s Church, Burnley
Thu 29English Martyrs, Davyhulme
Fri 30Haydock Golf Club