Francis House: 18 years of fundraising for hospice
These include The Stars come out for Francis House,which has now had eight editions at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
As well as Jimmy, this year’s line-up in April featured 60s rock band Amen Corner and Peter Sarsfield’s tribute to Frankie Valli.
Long-standing hospice supporter and entertainer Jim Nicholas hosted the event.
The Rainbow Family Trust was set up in the early 1990s as a charity by Sister Aloysius and Father Thomas Mulheran.
They were concerned about the lack of palliative care for the families of children with a short life expectancy.
Opened by Princess Diana
As a result, the seven-bedroom Francis House opened in November 1991, with Diana, Princess of Wales, officially doing the honours.
It was only the fifth children’s hospice built in the UK and the world.
Jimmy tweeted: “Came across this booklet [above] sent to me by @FrancisHouseCH because of my involvement over the last eighteen years of fundraising, with my good friend Jim Nicholas.
“The Hospice was first conceived by Sister Aloysius and Fr Mulheran, now run by the architect and Pastor David Ireland.”
Francis House sent a reply to Jimmy’s tweet with the picture above.
It said: “And we love this fun pic of you from your 70th fun run and one of Jim on the back cover!”