Elvis impersonator Jim Nicholas is the Pride of Manchester
Jimmy Cricket said he was “very proud” of his close friend Jim Nicholas who won Fundraiser of the Year in the Pride of Manchester Awards.
DJ and mobile entertainer Jim Nicholas has raised more than £200,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice.
Jim, from Swinton in Greater Manchester, said he was surprised to be presented with the award by Pride of Manchester award host Kym Marsh.
He thought he was attending a hospice fund-raising meeting at a hotel to discuss ways of raising money.
His wife Denise even persuaded him to dress in his Elvis outfit for the occasion.
However, he was greeted instead by hospice CEO, David Ireland.
Also there were Director of Care Sharon Doodson and former Coronation Street star and singer Kym.
Jim is quoted on the Francis House Children’s Hospice website as saying: “It was fantastic to meet Kym.
“I’m so proud that someone has thought about nominating me and I feel very humble to get this award.”
Jimmy said: “Very proud of my great friend Jim Nicholas who has been given the “Pride of Manchester Award” for all the fundraising over the years for such a worthy cause @FrancisHouseCH.”
Francis House is based in south Manchester.
Jim is the impresario behind Jimmy’s charity shows for Francis House.
Stars Come out for Francis House is staged at the Coliseum in Oldham.
The pair were introduced many years ago by Sister Aloysius.
They have remained close friends and showbiz partners ever since.