MANY thanks to Mary Chambers of Newsome and her friend Peggy Reeves. They have offered to join my wife Maria and I in busking outside Primark to try to raise funds to pay for my daughter's wedding.

I explained last week that it had so far been an expensive year in our house and that we now needed to raise cash because our daughter is getting wed in June. Maria can tap dance and I used to be in a rock and roll band. Busking seemed the obvious answer.

Now Mary has been quick to offer help.

”I think you and Maria would go down a storm fronting Primark but, if you would like to make a duo into a quartet, I could bring my tambourine and skiffle stick (complete with bottle tops) and my friend Peggy is fabulous playing the spoons.”

So, watch out for the Fab Four coming to a store near you.