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Topping the bill at a memorial concert 150 150 mhamer

Topping the bill at a memorial concert

Jimmy and Kelvin (who is pictured far left) singers Big D and Micky Diamond and host Ryan Dollard

Jimmy and Kelvin (who is pictured far left) with singers Big D and Mickey Diamond and host Ryan Dollard

Jimmy Cricket, who has been spending two days a week during the summer performing in Eastbourne, was at the other end of the country at the weekend.

The Rochdale-based entertainer topped the bill in the third annual LW Rock 4 Macmillan concert at The Shepherds Inn & Auctioneer in Carlisle.

All proceeds raised at the event, held in memory of Lance Wood who died in 2009 from liver cancer, were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lance’s son, Kelvin J Wood, organises the show and also appeared as he is the lead singer of an indie rock band from Carlisle called The Mass.

Gretna Social Club hosted the first two annual events but its popularity has grown so much that Kelvin was forced to switch to a larger venue.

Other acts appearing alongside Jimmy and Kelvin’s band included singers Big D and Mickey Diamond.

The  evening was hosted by local ITV reporter Ryan Dollard.

Jimmy said: “The show raised hundreds of pounds and everyone had a fabulous time!”

Jimmy starred in the third annual LW Rock 4 Macmillan concert at The Shepherds Inn & Auctioneer in Carlisle

Jimmy starred in the annual LW Rock 4 Macmillan concert at The Shepherds Inn & Auctioneer in Carlisle

Posing with Lottie the elephant! 150 150 mhamer

Posing with Lottie the elephant!

Jimmy Cricket and Lottie, Hospiscare's Lottery elephant

Jimmy Cricket poses with Lottie, Hospiscare's Lottery elephant

Jimmy Cricket recently lent his support to Hospiscare, a hospice charity in the West Country.

The famous Irish comedian posed with “Lottie”, the hospice’s Lottery elephant, at the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth.

After the visit, Lottery Administrator Trisha Cox emailed Jimmy saying: “What an absolute pleasure it was to meet you and Mrs Cricket.

“Again, thank-you so very much – it really was very much appreciated.”

Hospicare’s teams of specialist nurses visit patients in their own homes, in hospitals and give 24-hour support in the ward at its hospice in Exeter.

In addition, Hospiscare has three Day Care centres, one each in Exeter, in Mid and in East Devon.

Their services are free of charge to everyone who needs them throughout our area.

They work with people with a wide range of life-threatening conditions, including cancer, Motor Neurone Disease and heart disease.
They recognise they cannot change a life-threatening diagnosis, but Hospiscare can help to change how their patients feel about it.

Hospicare says: “We know our patients’ time is precious. We use our expertise to allow families to spend time free from symptoms and worries. Hospiscare understands that patients want choice and dignity. We know that sometimes, the best thing we can do is listen.

“We look after the needs and wishes of the whole family and provide a wide range of services, therapies and people who can help.

“Our aim is to help people find peace of mind by taking away fear of the unknown, helping patients feel human and families feel normal.”