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Kickboxing Gran takes on Neil

7th January 2015

Sharon Garner, a gran of 7 from Penzance, says kickboxing has cured her depression.  She, along with coach Nathan from Touchgloves Kickboxing visited Neil and Tina in the studio today.

Have a listen to their inspirational story:

... and here's the short video of Sharon (and tina) taking on the pads...and Neil !!

Inspired by Sharon?  Then you could get a half-price martials arts tuition here at Maher's Martial Arts Academy in Truro.

Happy Sparring!


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Posted by Tina at 12:44pm

Neil gets a Healthcheck

6th January 2015

Neil gets a health checkWeight gain

Have a listen to the moment that Neil finds out that actually, he is not as fit as a fiddle.


The scales read 14st 5lb this morning so not too bad compared to 6 months ago, but his blood pressure was a little high!

And it seems he needs to see a physio for his "hurty leg"  before he commences his London Marathon training in earnest - no more cheese for the overweight with high blood pressure, former athlete!

Secret Sound Turnaround

Penny Clarke from Rilla Mill, near Callington is our first Secret Sound Turnaround contestant. She's foxed us so far with her sound on Day 1.

Have a listen.


If you think you know what the Secret Sound Turnaround is, then let Neil and Tina know, and if they use your guess, then maybe you'll steal the daily tenner in cash....

Text 07807225102 or email or tweet @PirateFM of leave a message on our Facebook page.

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Posted by Tina at 9:38am

Neil and Tina do Pantomime

5th December 2014

Neil and Tina do pantomime...

... 'Oh no they don't!' .... Oh yes they do!!!

Recruiting the Managing Director of Pirate FM, Mark Peters as an extra cast member, Neil and Tina re-enacted some favourite pantomime moments this week for your chance to win a Family Pass to see Robin Hood at the Hall For Cornwall (runs from Sun 7 Dec to 4 Jan)

If you'd like to listen (again) to their phenomenal acting abilities... and guess along, here they are:









and the Finale Friday


There are still chances to win with our on-line competiion which you can enter here.

Happy Christmas Everyone.

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Posted by Tina at 11:18am

Need Help

5th December 2014

After the sad news story of the death of a mother and newborn baby in Bristol, please do get help if you are feeling low at this, or any time of year.

You can speak to the Samaritans 

The Cornwall office can be contacted on 01872 277277

Samaritans of Cornwall at Truro

19 Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2BY

T: 01872 277277

Posted by Tina at 11:01am

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.

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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