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November 2014

School Dinners Goonhavern Primary

26th November 2014

Careers Day

The kids at Goonhavern Primary School were doing a careers week learning about all sorts of jobs - so Tina went along to tell them about the military and media.

Here's their thoughts on their futures:

 
Link 2

 
Link 3

 
You can see the kids here.

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Posted by Tina at 12:14pm

Proud Mum

26th November 2014

We received this letter from a proud mum.

I would like if I may bring your attention to my daughter Kerenza Piotrowicz, and the amazing thing she is doing to help support her 12 year old cousin and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Twelve years ago my beautiful niece Ellie was born.  Unfortunately due to complications with the birth, she was born with Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy.  Despite this Ellie is one of the most determined, brave, mischievous, loving and funny people I have ever had the privilege to have in my life.

A couple of years ago, Ellie underwent deep brain surgery to insert implants to try and alleviate some of the muscular spasms that she suffers continually, and affects her quality of life.  The surgery made a huge difference. Unfortunately this year her doctors have discovered that these implants are no longer working correctly and she will have to undergo the surgery again.

With this surgery comes risks and effects, one of which is that Ellie will require to have her head shaved prior to surgery.  She has lovely hair and it has only now grown down to her shoulders again after the surgery last time.

My Kerenza and Ellie have always been close, there is only 11 weeks  difference in age, and when they are together they are always up to mischief.  Whether it's playing on the Wii, swimming in the pool, facing painting Anya (my other daughter) and I, or creating funny videos on her computer.  It is usually followed by lots of screaming and loads of laughter.  For both Kerenza and Anya, Ellie is just Ellie, and there are no barriers between them. 

When Kerenza found out that Ellie had to undertake her brain surgery again, she immediately wanted to do something to help and support her.

Kerenza has decided that she is going to shave her head so that Ellie doesn't have to go through it alone.  She has been growing her hair forever and has always wanted long hair, so long that she could sit on it.  However she feels so passionately about this cause,  that she is adamant that this is what she wants to do. 

 She has decided to donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity who provide real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.  She also wants to raise money for the children's hospital that has looked after Ellie, Guys & St Thomas' Evelina Children's Hospital, and so wants to be sponsored to shave her head.

We shall be travelling up to Stevenage to be with Ellie on the 29th November and we are planning to cut her hair, and shave her head on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.  Ellie is due to go into hospital on the 1st December, with the surgery scheduled for the 2nd

Kerenza is a sensitive soul and always thinks and cares about others.  I am so proud of her strength, character and commitment to do something she cares so deeply about. I am truly humbled by her complete selflessness and actions. 

If you would be so kind as to share her story to help her raise funds for this fantastic cause, we would be very grateful.

https://www.justgiving.com/Kerenza-Piotrowicz

Kind Regards

Julie Matraves-Piotrowicz (one very proud mum)

Well if you this Kerenza is a special lady - then follow the link to donate.

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Posted by Pirate FM at 8:56am

Proud Mum

26th November 2014

Proud Mum

We received this letter from a proud mum.

I would like if I may bring your attention to my daughter Kerenza Piotrowicz, and the amazing thing she is doing to help support her 12 year old cousin and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Twelve years ago my beautiful niece Ellie was born.  Unfortunately due to complications with the birth, she was born with Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy.  Despite this Ellie is one of the most determined, brave, mischievous, loving and funny people I have ever had the privilege to have in my life.

A couple of years ago, Ellie underwent deep brain surgery to insert implants to try and alleviate some of the muscular spasms that she suffers continually, and affects her quality of life.  The surgery made a huge difference. Unfortunately this year her doctors have discovered that these implants are no longer working correctly and she will have to undergo the surgery again.

With this surgery comes risks and effects, one of which is that Ellie will require to have her head shaved prior to surgery.  She has lovely hair and it has only now grown down to her shoulders again after the surgery last time.

My Kerenza and Ellie have always been close, there is only 11 weeks  difference in age, and when they are together they are always up to mischief.  Whether it's playing on the Wii, swimming in the pool, facing painting Anya (my other daughter) and I, or creating funny videos on her computer.  It is usually followed by lots of screaming and loads of laughter.  For both Kerenza and Anya, Ellie is just Ellie, and there are no barriers between them. 

When Kerenza found out that Ellie had to undertake her brain surgery again, she immediately wanted to do something to help and support her.

Kerenza has decided that she is going to shave her head so that Ellie doesn't have to go through it alone.  She has been growing her hair forever and has always wanted long hair, so long that she could sit on it.  However she feels so passionately about this cause,  that she is adamant that this is what she wants to do. 

 She has decided to donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity who provide real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.  She also wants to raise money for the children's hospital that has looked after Ellie, Guys & St Thomas' Evelina Children's Hospital, and so wants to be sponsored to shave her head.

We shall be travelling up to Stevenage to be with Ellie on the 29th November and we are planning to cut her hair, and shave her head on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.  Ellie is due to go into hospital on the 1st December, with the surgery scheduled for the 2nd

Kerenza is a sensitive soul and always thinks and cares about others.  I am so proud of her strength, character and commitment to do something she cares so deeply about. I am truly humbled by her complete selflessness and actions. 

If you would be so kind as to share her story to help her raise funds for this fantastic cause, we would be very grateful.

https://www.justgiving.com/Kerenza-Piotrowicz

Kind Regards

Julie Matraves-Piotrowicz (one very proud mum)

Well if you this Kerenza is a special lady - then follow the link to donate.

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Posted by Tina at 8:35am

The Muckers Pasty Song

25th November 2014

The Muckers - Pasty Song 

What's not to like?  It's on our tellies on 29 November!!

 

Posted by Tina at 1:27pm

Neil gets a surprise

20th November 2014

Neil gets a Surprise (not sure he likes it!) CHICKS

Neil and Tina get a visit from Tim Bunting from our friends at the CHICKS charity to present Neil with his Santa suit for the Callington Santa Sprint on6th December.

If you'd like to register to join Neil and all the other Santas here are the details. Cost is £10, plus sponsorship fundraising is most welcome!

Online  - www.chicks.org.uk

By telephone 01822 811020

By email jo@chicks.org.uk

By picking up an entry form from Callington Town Hall, Kivells in Callington and Callington Community College 

PLUS there was a 'surprise' invitation but would Neil accept? Have a listen...

 

Well Neil is 40 in 2015!

CHICKS

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Rihanna lookalike

There's a young lady in Boston, who is now a Rihanna lookalike.  Do you think she's the real deal?

Neil does!

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Posted by Tina at 6:17am

Panda tumbles in the snow

20th November 2014

Posted by Tina at 5:33am

The Toy Appeal for Children's Hospice South West

18th November 2014

Children's Hospice South-West Toy AppealFive year old Alex handing presents to Emma for Children's hospice SW Toy Appeal

Pirate FM is running a Christmas campaign to support Children's Hospice South-West with Flying Start Nurseries for the 2015 Toy Appeal.

Neil and Tina spoke to 5 year old Alex about his donation, using his pocket money.

 
Wow - what a lovely thing to do. If you'd like to find out how you can get involved, please follow this link - and thank you.

What's Going On?

And Neil and Tina got talking about crazy sights in Cornwall, after a penguin was allegedly spotted in Looe, and we know there is a Unicylist that commutes around Redruth.  We had great calls, including these from June and Clint!

 
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Posted by Tina at 2:01pm

Woman trying to conceive discovers she is pregnant the day before husband's funeral

18th November 2014

You may find this video upsetting.

Posted by Tina at 6:02am

Anti-bullying Week - #BandAid30 and Win a Hot Tub

17th November 2014

Band Aid 30

After Bob Geldof's appearance on The X Factor at the weekend, we played the brand new #BandAid30 song just after 8am - if you'd like to know why it's so important, then here's a short introduction:

 

Anti- Bullying Week (17-23 Nov 14)

To kick off anti-bullying week, we invited Amy Jones into the studio as she continues her Stay Strong UK campaign to support victims of bullying and parents of those bulied.

Amy had some top tips which are worth a second listen.

 

Bottom line: If you are being bullied - tell someone and get help.

Win a Hot Tub

Make sure you have a listen to who is in the Hot Tub with Neil and Tina every morning after 0830 and then enter online so you are in with a chance of winning a fantastic L.A. Spas 'Belmar' Hot Tub. You can enter one every single day to improve your chance of winning this amazing prize with Cornish Hot Tubs at Carnon Downs Garden Centre.

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Posted by Tina at 7:03am

It's a Friday

14th November 2014

Bonkers Charity Fundraising

It's Children in Need day so a lot of people are doing fundraising - well done one and all.

Tina once drove a Nissan Bluebird Banger from Cornwall to Calais to take part in a a charity Barcelona Banger event dor Forces charities.

Listener Truck Bri once commentated from inside a competing car on a Demolition Derby, until he was dragged semi-conscious from the car!  It was all in aid of the Pirate Trust.

And Debbie Hunt had her head shaved for charity for Alzeheimers in memory of her dearly departed mum.  She's still fundraising despite having reached over £1800, and click here for her story, pictures and just giving page.  Her hair was even donated ot the Little Princessses charity that make real hair wigs for kids with cancer.

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Posted by Tina at 8:17am

The Christmas Toy Appeal

12th November 2014

What story do you dine out on?

Neil had a night out with the big bosses, and it turns out that 'Mark' who was part of the meal had a a popstar background.  Anyone remember this?

Tina was lucky enough to go to the Millies and sat beside The Who's Roger Daltry (and even ate his dinner!), but her husband JB, back in the late 80s once sat beside Princess Diana for Lunch on an official military visit, as she didnt want to sit on the Top Table with all those fuddy duddies!

The Christmas Toy Appeal

We were lucky enough to be joined in the studio by Emma Lloyd-Cowell, Head of fundraising for Children's Hospice South-West.

To find out more, the locations of all the toy collection points and to watch the video, click this link.

Thank you for your support, for an amazing cause.

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Posted by Tina at 2:54pm

School Dinners Dobwalls Community Primary School

12th November 2014

Dobwalls Community Primary School


Broadcast Friday 21st November 2014

www.dobwalls.cornwall.sch.uk

 Tina makes a school dinners visit to Dobwalls Primary

 

Tina went to join the staff and pupils at Dobwalls Primary for a school dinners visit, and met up, not only with staff and pupils, but some furry friends too.

The younger children had just been meeting a ewe and her 2 lambs, and were reading a lovely farmyard story.  The older pupils were learning cross-stitch sewing and telling Tina all about their sports activities.

If you missed School Dinners on air, you can listen again.

 

Link 1 - Year 6 Sport for all

 
Link 2 - Reception and Class 1 - Firework painting, sheep and Farmer Tim stories

 
Link 3 - Fitness and Sports clubs and activities

Thanks everyone for letting us see your fabulous school.

Neil and Tina's Signature

 


Tina visits Dobwalls Primary for School Dinners 

Tina visits Dobwalls Primary for School Dinners 

 

To see all the photos from the school, check out the gallery here. 

Posted by Tina at 8:43am

Armistice Day 2014

11th November 2014

Armistice Day 2014Tina in military uniform

Tina ia a former RAF Officer and her husband, JB is still serving in the Armed Forces and is currently away on deployment - so Neil and Tina chat to JB in Ghana on Armistice Day, and ask what it was like a year ago in Afghanistan.

Here's the interview again.

 

You can listen again to the hour long award winning production for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day here.


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Posted by Tina at 9:54am

School Dinners Landulph Primary

7th November 2014

Landulph Primary School


Broadcast Friday 7th November 2014

landulphschool.co.uk/

 Landulph School sign

 

Neil and Tina went to join the staff and pupils at Landulph Primary for a school dinners visit, and met up with staff and pupils, to find out about all the fun things they do.

Class One (Reception and Year1) took Neil and Tina outside to see their very special tent and camp 'fire'.  Class Two were learning all about WW1 and Remembrance, and told us all about their sporting achievements.  Class Three told us all about their after school clubs and treated us to a performance from NeonX and their version of Pharrell Williams song, Happy.  So talented.

If you missed School Dinners on air, you can listen again:

 
After school clubs and activities.

 

Listen to the whole song here

 

The sports achievements and clubs.

 

The little ones let us sit in the tent.

Thanks everyone for sharing your school dinners with us.

Neil and Tina's Signature

 


Landulph School Dinners 

Landulph School Dinners 

 

To see all the photos from the school, check out the gallery here. 

Posted by Tina at 11:08am

Russell Brand Parklife

5th November 2014

A twitter user has sparked a viral outpouring of the response of 'Parklife' to any @Rustyrockets tweet from Russell Brand.

Posted by Tina at 5:18am

Rapper Daniel Radcliffe

4th November 2014

Posted by Tina at 11:55am

Fireworks

4th November 2014

Fireworksfireworks

Will the sparks fly between Neil and Tina today?

If you need the Firework Code, then click this link for lots of safety advice

Top Tips

  • Keep Fireworks in a metal box with a closed lid
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light each firework at arms length and stand well back
  • Never go back to a lit firework
  • Don't throw fireworks
  • Use a head torch and make sure batteries won't run out.
  • Check no hedgehogs under any bonfires piles before you light them.
  • Keep pets indoors (listening to Pirate FM!)

Stay Safe Everyone ... and the best way to do that is to go to an organised Fireworks display.  

And Sparklers have their own dangers.

Who remembers this TV advert?

Holly Day, Scott will be at Falmouth Fireworks set to Music Event at the Cricket Club. Its from 6pm and you can get more details here.  Don't forget to collect your glo-sticks and car stickers from the Pirate FM crew too.

Or find a local event close to you on the What's On Guide and search for Fireworks or on your postcode.

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Posted by Tina at 11:28am

Kids Beliefs

4th November 2014

Kids Beliefs

So we got chatting over the things that kids believe when they are little...and Neil admitted he believed this advert...

Tina wasn't much better with her strange beliefs about fairies...

 
and Ruthie's innocence shone through.  Listener Mel admitted she never bit her nails again, nor did June know the noise made by pigeons or monkeys!

 
Plus Paula, Julie and Claire have some lasting impacts of things their parents told them!

 

Why were we all so gullible?!

Bangers and Cash

Do you fancy winning Bangers, courtesy of Brian Etherington's Meat Company, and Cash? Thirty quid to be precise... well, make sure you're listening to the Breakfast Show after 8.30am for your chance to identify the missing word behind the sizzling sausages! And then be ready to call in on 01209313900.  Of course, you can also win your way to a massive Christmas Hamper with our online competition.

And watch Neil and Tina making sausages....

PLUS

The usual Secret Sound and Thousand Pound Minute Quizzes every weekday.

Good luck Cornwall.

 

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Posted by Tina at 11:00am

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