Idyllic Lancashire village is setting for fundraiser
Jimmy Cricket recently visited the small rural community of Sabden in the Ribble Valley to appear at a fundraiser.
In idyllic surroundings, the famous comedian performed at St Mary’s Church Hall to raise funds for the parish and its community.
The event was organised by parishioner Pauline Hindle, who actually had it planned in Jimmy’s diary in June 2015 – almost 18 months in advance!
Also on the show with Jimmy was his wife, singer May Marion, and the local priest, Fr Kevin – who sang a few songs with his guitar – with the whole evening led by the compere, Kevin Lingard.
Kevin is a professional entertainer and member of a Herman Hermits tribute band – but his main connection in this instance was that he lives in the village of Sabden.
There was also a connection for Jimmy to this small Lancashire community as his son, Fr Frankie Mulgrew, spent his first placement as a Catholic priest in the parish.
Jimmy, 71, said: “A packed hall was present to see the show and the organising committee [pictured top with him and his wife May] made us very welcome!”