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Galloway’s: Headlining sight loss charity’s Christmas party 150 150 mhamer

Galloway’s: Headlining sight loss charity’s Christmas party

Jimmy and May Cricket

Jimmy Cricket and his wife May Marion are headlining a Christmas party for sight charity Galloway’s – via Zoom. 

The entertainers will deliver a 30-minute set during the online celebration on Friday 18 December.

Andrew Coleman, assistive technology coordinator at Galloway’s, is performing some swinging Christmas songs as part of the festivities.

Tickets cost £10 and include a small festive food hamper, delivered before the event.

Guests can join using either their telephone, smart phone or tablet through the Zoom app.

To take part in the fun, which begins at 7pm, call the charity on 01772 744148 or visit before Monday December 7.

The party is primarily aimed at blind and partially sighted people, their family members and the charity’s volunteers.

Galloway’s has supported people with sight loss in the North West of England for more than 150 years.

Find out more about Galloway’s

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It’s Showtime in Tenerife! 150 150 mhamer

It’s Showtime in Tenerife!

Jimmy Cricket with the Showtime Tenerife teamFamous entertainer Jimmy Cricket met the Showtime team and caught up with some old neighbours when he performed recently on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

The Belfast-born and Rochdale-based comedian appeared at the Karting Las Americas club and then did a warm-up act a few days later for the Showtime Tenerife team. Chris Elkington, who was the promoter of Jimmy’s first show, is also the Showtime producer.

Jimmy said: “Chris is quite the entrepreneur on the island as he also runs an English radio station called Oasis FM and produces an English-speaking newspaper called Canarian Weekly.

“I really enjoyed the Showtime Tenerife show, which had a great array of talented singers and dancers who performed a number of songs from the shows.”

He added: “This was a great visit to the island for me, as, apart from the warm climate, I was well received when I appeared at the Showtime venue with the audience giving me a standing ovation!

“Thanks to the comedian Steve Salter for performing a great warm-up spot for me. [Steve also provided the photo above of Jimmy with the Showtime team].

“I was also thrilled to be able to catch up with some old neighbours of mine from Rochdale who were holidaying in Tenerife at the same time, and I invited Diane and David Ireland and their family to have some tea with me.

“All in all, a successful trip the Canary Islands!”