Mary’s Meals: Charity marks memorable milestone
Jimmy Cricket helped charity Mary’s Meals celebrate passing the great milestone of providing food for two million children.
The famous comedian was in Glasgow earlier this week for the special event.
Mary’s Meals supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.
Jimmy’s comedian-turned-priest son, Fr Frankie Mulgrew, is a long-standing supporter of Mary’s Meals.
“… for the celebrations of reaching the monumental figure of now providing meals for over 2million children in over 19 countries around the world! #pleasehelpifyoucan”
Fr Frankie has previously written two books, with the proceeds from both going to Mary’s Meals.
He compiled and edited Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud), published in 2013.
Sir Ken Dodd, Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine and the late Frank Carson were among the famous showbiz names to contribute to the book.
God’s love and power
Fr Frankie also compiled and edited Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.
A summary of the book, published three years ago, asks: “Do miracles really happen? Are there miracles in the 21st century just as there were during the life of Jesus?
It includes a contribution from Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Fr Frankie (right) was a professional comedian like his dad before being ordained in 2013.
The Salford-based Roman Catholic priest had the stage name of Frankie Doodle as an entertainer.