Posted by Sandra on March 23 2012

SPORT Relief takes centre stage this weekend with a number of events for those wanting to do their bit for charity.

There are hundreds of Local Miles events across the UK on Sunday, March 25, independently organised by the local community.

Among the locations are Newton Abbot Racecourse, Ipplepen Athletic Football Club, the Church House Inn at Harberton, Dartmouth Leisure Centre and Kingsbridge Rugby Club.

Click for all the details.

Chart-toppers McFly bring their Keep Calm and Play Louder tour to the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay on Sunday, March 25.

The band are playing a tour of smaller venues across the UK, with support from bands drawn from the regions they visit.

McFly’s debut album, Room On The 3rd Floor, hit number one in the UK Album Chart in 2004, making them the youngest band ever to have an album debut at number one.

The album produced a series of Top Five hits, including Five Colours in Her Hair, Obviously, That Girl and Room On The 3rd Floor.

McFly have had 18 consecutive Top 20 singles, seven of which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and 15 of which were consecutive Top 10 singles.

They have sold an estimated eight million records worldwide.

Extra interest this year comes from the fact that two of the band’s members emerged as winners in the winter’s big reality TV shows.

Dougie Poynter won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! while Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing.

Support will come from Dorset band StopGoSixty.


Posted by Sandra on March 19 2012

Sports Relief is doing some auctions to raise money and one of them is winning a Meet and Greet with McFly and tickets for the tour.

The current bid is £310.00


Posted by Sandra on February 20 2012

SEVEN energetic students from Plymouth University will attempt to complete 24-hours of sport to raise money for charity.

Nathan Gornall, Steve Ayre, Jack-William Cantwell, Rob Durgut, George Ffoulkes, Elliot Beazer and Nathan Nicholls will take part in a different sport every hour for an hour, between 9am and 9pm over two days, to raise vital funds for Sport Relief.

The seven students have set themselves a target of raising £1,000 but are hoping to exceed it.

Nathan Gornall, 20, who organised the event, said: “We are all very sporty and following on from a charity event I did earlier in the year, I wanted to set myself a real challenge, something on a more personal level.

“We are seeking sponsorship from local companies and are trying to raise as much money as possible for such a great charity.

“We decided to split the 24-hours into two 12-hour sessions to enable a lot more people to come and watch us and are hoping everyone comes out to support the team.”

The team also have the support of many of the University’s sports clubs, as well as sponsorship from the Student’s Union who are funding their hall hire and kit.

Pop-band McFly are performing in the Student Union on Saturday February 25, and the Union’s events manager is currently in talks with the band to perhaps join the student fundraiser’s for one of the sports.

The students kick-off their fundraising attempt on Saturday February 25 at 9am in Central Park with a game of golf.

From Lacrosse to salsa dancing and badminton to cheerleading, the 24 events are spread out between Central Park, the Hoe, Plymouth Pavilions, Mutley College and Plymouth University to name just a few, and the lads have just five minutes to get to each session.

The event will also be filmed and uploaded to Sport Relief’s YouTube page where further donations can be made.

For more information, or to sponsor the students, visit


Posted by Sandra on January 27 2012

The Saturday’s Frankie Sandford looked at ease as she reunited with her ex-boyfriend Dougie Poynter for a Sport Relief photoshoot just days after her current squeeze Wayne Bridge treated her to a £135,000 Aston Martin.

Wearing his statement headband, 24-year-old Dougie looked as though he was planning on smarting up his laid-back look when he arrived at the picture studios in London carrying a suit bag.
The McFly bassist was closely followed by Frankie, 23.

But fear not because the pair were only hooking up for a charity photo shoot and were joined by their fellow bandmates.
However, things could have got a little awkward on set after McFly’s Danny Jones publicly blasted Frankie following her grisly split with Dougie last year.
He told new! magazine at the time: ‘I personally couldn’t give a s*** what she does. She can do what she likes.’
The groups were meeting for a shoot in aid of Sport Relief. And none were more excited that pregnant Una Healy who tweeted earlier in the day: ‘Shoot for Sports Relief today with all my @TheSaturdays girls! :).’
Meanwhile, Dougie and his jungle best friend Mark Wright were reunited at the National Television Awards where I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! scooped best reality TV show.
When asked whether this year’s series was the best yet, co-host Dec managed to insult the I’m A Celebrity cast.

He said: ‘Every year, everyone says the celebrities are crap and too old and no one knows them and they’re not Victoria Beckham.’
He then glanced nervously at Mark Wright and Dougie Poynter and continued: ‘Er, present company excluded. No, but what I meant was they then start watching the show and everyone falls in love with the characters and it turns into an award winning show.’


You can see Dougie’s speech at the NTA’s HERE and an interview of him and Mark Wright with Caroline Flack HERE

Posted by Sandra on January 26 2012

I added to the gallery two new pics of Dougie today in London on his way to the Sport Relief photoshoot that McFly did today with The Saturdays.

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Posted by Sandra on January 26 2012

Now we know what photoshoot the guys did today, it was a photoshoot with The Saturdays for Sport Relief.

The Saturdays Frankie Sandford is reunited with ex-boyfriend Dougie Poynter… but don’t worry Wayne, it’s for a good cause

When they split up last year he ended up having to check himself into rehab because he was so heartbroken.
However, Dougie Poynter and Frankie Sandford were today spotted heading for a reunion in London.
But their respective partners needn’t worry, as the pair were simply joining forces for a good cause, taking part in a photoshoot for Sport Relief.

Wearing one of his trademark headbands with his rock-star hair tussled in the wind he tried to avoid eye contact and kept looking straight ahead.

The 24-year-old was wearing a worn look black leather jacket with a jumper and jeans and he was also carrying another outfit in a suit bag.
Shortly after Frankie, 23, turned up and looked great in a short grey dress which she accessorised with a leopard print scarf and a large black handbag.

She was also wearing a leather jacket but kept her eyes hidden behind a massive pair of sunglasses.
The former couple were not alone during the reunion as some of their bandmates also turned up.
Una Healy arrived carrying a huge Louis Vuitton bag and wearing a light, white blouse.
She was followed by Strictly Come Dancing champion Harry Judd who had taken time out of his tour to make an appearance.

The ballroom king was dressed casually in a pair of jogging bottoms and was still drinking his mug of tea.
A very rock and roll looking Danny Jones and a shy and retiring Tom Fletcher joined the party and they both carried a change of clothes too.
The last person to arrive was The Saturdays Mollie King who turned up fashionably late in a Burberry coat, leather shorts, and a big brown scarf.

The blonde 24-year-old struggled to walk straight in the wind and almost lost her fedora in the strong breeze.
The group were meeting for a photo shoot in aid of Sport Relief as Una tweeted earlier today: ‘Shoot for Sports Relief today with all my @TheSaturdays girls! :).’
If The Saturdays and McFly are to share the spotlight in a glamorous shoot there may be some awkward tension after the lads made no secret of their dislike of Frankie last year.

Speaking after the split Danny Jones, told new! magazine: ‘I personally couldn’t give a s*** what she does. She can do what she likes.’
Frankie moved on quickly after the break up and is now dating footballer Wayne Bridge.
Earlier this month the Manchester City star splashed out on a £135,000 Aston Martin Vantage for her 23rd birthday.
The pretty brunette singer was seen taking her new ride out for a spin and looked delighted with her gift.



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