78-year-old Sir Cliff Richard usually spends his winter months in Barbados. But, this time while enjoying his Island life he decided to raise funds for the St James Parish Church during their annual festival in St James, Barbados.
Sir Cliff, who has had a home in Barbados for over 20 years, last year put his £6million six-bedroom villa on the island’s west coast up for sale. Although he regularly spends winter there, he clearly likes to participate in local life and community activities while staying on the island.
The Christian music star agreed to take part following a request from churchwardens who are raising funds for the Church which has been in the location dating back to the 1600s. St James’ Church stands on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land on the island, often known in Barbados as ‘God’s Acre,’ in an area north of Holetown, in St James.
Following a police raid on his £2.9million Berkshire home which was screened live by the BBC amid historic child sex abuse claims, the High Court ordered the BBC to pay him £210,000 for damages and £850,000 in costs for a ‘very serious’ invasion of privacy after the investigation was dropped two years later.