Gervase puts on a show

Gervase Phinn with Father Tom Breslin, event organisers Sarah Lamballe, Mike Eckersley and Sheila Douglas; and Helen Thompson, who manned the book stall.
Gervase Phinn with Father Tom Breslin, event organisers Sarah Lamballe, Mike Eckersley and Sheila Douglas; and Helen Thompson, who manned the book stall.
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LAUGHTER filled the Festival Hall on Saturday night as a capacity audience turned out to hear best-selling author Gervase Phinn.

A born raconteur, Gervase entertained the crowd with tales of his time as a teacher and Ofsted inspector.

And generous Gervase gave his time freely to help raise funds for the Catholic church in the Rasen area – which amounted to more than £3,000.

Organisers Sarah Lamballe, Sheila Douglas and Mike Eckersley were delighted with the event, as was parish priest Father Tom Breslin.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event, from near and far,” said Sarah.

“Thanks to the support we achieved a fantastic atmosphere and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.”

Although not fully decided yet, it is likely the money raised will fund the much-needed exterior painting of St Thomas More, Caistor and essential maintenance at Our Lady and St Joseph Chapel in Osgodby.