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Golden Wellie award: Latest winner is revealed! 150 150 mhamer

Golden Wellie award: Latest winner is revealed!

Great night at September’s Jam night at St Vincent’s, and we presented the Golden Wellie to Nathan Birks, for all his Charitable work!

Jimmy Cricket announced the latest winner of the Golden Wellie award at a regular charity event in Rochdale.

Nathan Birks (pictured above with Jimmy) received the prestigious accolade in recognition of all his charity work.

The presentation took place at one of Jimmy’s popular ‘jam’ nights in Rochdale.

Local, national and on occasions even international entertainers perform for nothing at the monthly event.

It takes place at St Vincent’s RC Parish Centre in Norden.

Famous comedian Jimmy and his great showbiz friend Eric Devereaux host the event alternately.

Jimmy has nicknamed those who regularly support these evenings as ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’.

At every event,  there is a raffle and refreshments, with all proceeds going to a chosen charity.

Jimmy said on social media: “Great night at September’s Jam night at St Vincent’s.

“We presented the Golden Wellie to Nathan Birks, for all his Charitable work! 🎭

Jimmy created the Golden Wellington, based on his trademark wellington boots, several years ago.

It is known for short as Golden Wellie.

Jimmy uses it to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

Read what happened on the ‘jam’ night in June.

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Golden Wellie award is given to band Level Three 150 150 mhamer

Golden Wellie award is given to band Level Three

Highlights from Jimmy Cricket's latest jam night in Norden, Rochdale

A band called Level Three are the latest recipients of Jimmy Cricket’s much-coveted Golden Wellie award.

The group formally received the accolade at one of Jimmy’s popular jam nights in Rochdale, which are hosted alternately by the famous comedian and his great showbiz friend Eric Devereaux.

Local, national and even on occasions international entertainers perform for nothing at the monthly event which takes place at St Vincent’s RC Parish Centre in Norden.

Among the entertainers at the jam evening for the latest event on 3 April were Level Three, featuring Eddie, Mike and Dave, who performed on the night and helped to raise money for charity in the process.

The Golden Wellington (known for short as Golden Wellie) is an award 72-year-old Jimmy  created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as Jimmy uses the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

Blackpool hotel couple win Golden Wellie award 150 150 mhamer

Blackpool hotel couple win Golden Wellie award

Jimmy Cricket with Barry and Carole Young

The owners of a Blackpool hotel are the latest joint winners of Jimmy Cricket’s Golden Wellington award.

Barry and Carole Young run the popular Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool, where famous comic Jimmy spent the first five months of this year, performing twice a week on stage.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed appearing at a hotel that has grown into one of Blackpool’s most popular destinations. This is solely down to the owners of the Lyndene, Barry and his wife, Carole.

“I thought I would award both Barry and Carole the Golden Wellington for all their hard work in proving that our domestic seaside resorts can be successful, especially in a place like Blackpool with so much history.

“I believe the Lyndene is proof that if you get the right offer, the customers will come and this impacts positively on Blackpool continuing to sustain itself.”

Jimmy presented Barry and Carole with the award (above) on the last night of his season at the hotel at the end of May.

The Golden Wellington is an award the 70-year-old created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as Jimmy uses the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

Lichfield Gospel Choir wins April Wellie award 150 150 mhamer

Lichfield Gospel Choir wins April Wellie award

Jimmy Cricket with the Lichfield Gospel Choir

The Lichfield Gospel Choir has won Jimmy Cricket’s Golden Wellington award for April.

Veteran comic Jimmy presented the choir with the accolade on the stage of the Lichfield Garrick Theatre in Lichfield (above).

They were all at the theatre to appear in a charity concert which raised more than £2,000 for the Lichfield Foodbank and St Giles Hospice.

The Lichfield Gospel Choir is a great community group led by Themba Mvula. It sings a varied repertoire of traditional, modern, American and African Gospel Music. The choir has around 80 members, who attend lively and joyful weekly rehearsals every Tuesday night in Lichfield.

They appear in all sorts of community events at various venues. For more information please visit www.lichfieldgospelchoir.co.uk

Jimmy’s Golden Wellington is an award that he created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

“Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as I use the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community. This often shines a spotlight on the valuable efforts from a neighbourhood’s unsung hero or heroes,” said Jimmy, 70.

Rochdale care home team win Golden Wellie award 150 150 mhamer

Rochdale care home team win Golden Wellie award

Jimmy Cricket with the care team at Cleggsworth House Care Home in Littleborough,  Rochdale

A team of carers at a nursing home in Rochdale are the latest group winners of Jimmy Cricket’s Golden Wellington award.

Well-known comedian Jimmy visited Cleggsworth Care Home in Littleborough recently to help celebrate resident Lily Thornley reaching the wonderful age of 100.

He has known Lily for a number of years, but this was his first visit to Cleggsworth House to see her.

“When I arrived at the care home, the staff [pictured above] had arranged a wonderful celebration to mark this fantastic occasion for Lily,” said Jimmy, 70.

“I was very impressed with the caring attitude of the staff and the warm and hospitable atmosphere present within Cleggsworth. This is why I decided to present the full team with my Golden Wellington award, including the care home’s manageress Wendy Estlick.”

The Golden Wellie is an award Jimmy created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

He explained: “Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as I use the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community. This often shines a spotlight on the valuable efforts from a neighbourhood’s unsung hero or heroes.”

Golden Wellie award goes to Belfast Cathedral dean 150 150 mhamer

Golden Wellie award goes to Belfast Cathedral dean

Jimmy Cricket presents Dean John Mann with the Golden Wellington award for FebruaryJimmy Cricket has awarded the Golden Wellington award for February to Dean John Mann of St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

The well-known Northern Irish comedian presented the accolade to Dean Mann when he participated in a special service in the cathedral at the start of last month.

Jimmy’s role was to help distribute cheques to chosen charities from the money donated by the public during the latest Black Santa Sit Out in December.

The Black Santa tradition at Belfast Cathedral was started by Dean Sammy Crooks in 1976. Concerned at the emphasis being placed on necessary and costly building programmes at the cathedral, he decided to stand on the street in front of the building and beg for the poor and charitable causes.

With a small barrel in which donations could be placed, and dressed in the familiar black Anglican clerical cloak, Dean Crooks “sat out” each day of the week before Christmas. This started the tradition of Belfast’s Deans sitting out for charities. The local press described Dean Crooks as Belfast’s Black Santa and the description stuck.

The Golden Wellie is an award Jimmy created several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

Although it is a bit of fun in some ways, it also has a serious side as Jimmy uses the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

The latest Golden Wellie award winner is… a choir 150 150 mhamer

The latest Golden Wellie award winner is… a choir

Jimmy Cricket with the Do Your Thing choir

The latest Golden Wellington award winner is the Do Your Thing Choir, based in the Stockport and Ashton-under-Lyne areas of Greater Manchester.

Famous comedian Jimmy Cricket created the accolade several years ago based on his trademark wellington boots.

Although it is a bit of fun, it has a serious side as Jimmy uses the publicity from the award to acknowledge a good deed or significant contribution to a community.

Jimmy presented the Do Your Thing choir with the Golden Wellie because he says “they are a great community group made up of volunteer singers under the excellent guidance of their professional director, Liz Taylor“.

The choir, in fact, performed on one of Jimmy’s shows at the Plaza Theatre in Stockport at the beginning of the year and all the members turned up to sing in wellington boots!

Before the show, Jimmy met the choir during their on-stage rehearsals (photos above and below) and presented them all with this special award.

Jimmy Cricket with the Do Your Thing choir