Lourdes fundraiser is Mulgrew family affair
It was a real family affair when Jimmy Cricket recently appeared at a charity comedy night in Bury.
The much-loved entertainer, 70, shared the stage with son, Fr Frankie Mulgrew (below right), and daughter, Katie Mulgrew (bottom), for the first time in several years.
The event was organised to raise funds to send poorly children on the annual pilgrimage to the famous shrine of Lourdes in southern France, run by the Salford Catholic diocese every July.
It took place at the Fusilier’s Museum in Bury town centre and was organised by local man Dom Hynman.
Katie is a comedienne while Frankie trod the boards as a comic before becoming a Catholic priest several years ago. The night’s chuckle offer was further enhanced by entertainer Steve Royle (above left), a regular presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire.
Many may also recognise Steve from his association with TV funnyman Peter Kay.
Jimmy said: “The audience had a terrific night of fun and laughter. Almost £1,000 was raised from the event and so it was a really successful night for everyone involved.”