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January 2014

The Joys of Working in an Office

27th January 2014

The Joys of Office Working


Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 6:14am

Pirate FM Listeners rally around flood-hit Chacewater family

17th January 2014

Flood Family
The kindness and generosity of a local family has helped a mother and children they didn’t even know, in their time of need.
Carly Lobb from Chacewater and her family were shocked on new Years’ Day to find that their house had been flooded – for the second time in less that a year.
The water included sewage, which ruined the kitchen and all it’s appliances. Also, most heartbreakingly, it ruined the Christmas presents of her children Rhys (7), Kian (3) and Freya (7 months).
Pirate FM received a phone call from Carly's sister, who told Breakfast Show presenters Neil and Tina about the situation – and revealed that because of a flood last year, they were unable to get insurance, meaning that all of the ruined items weren’t covered.
Listening to her story on the radio, was Tabitha Hoskin from Mawgan and her children Kitty (5) and Samuel (3).
“The children just said to me, we’d like to give those children our Christmas presents” said Tabitha. 
"So I thought, well, if they can do that, then I must be able to do something to help them too.”
Tabitha decided to take on a mammoth mission, approaching businesses in the area to help replace the lost items, and refurbish the house after the devastating flood.
So many businesses had heard about Carly and her family on Pirate FM, that they were more than happy to help them out when approached – donating over £600 of items to the family to help them get back on their feet.
“We would just like to thank Pirate FM for their kindness, and all the businesses who have donated to my family.” said Carly.
"Also to the kind people out there who have helped, especially Kitty and Samuel - two special little children."
Tina Bessell from the Breakfast Show said: “We must say a huge thank you to Tabitha and her family for their selfless efforts to help another family in need, as well as all the contributors.
"Since hearing about it, more listeners have got in contact with us with offers of furniture, kitchen appliances and anything else the family might need. 
"We live in the most amazing place in the world, with the most amazing people who are happy to support their community in times of need. It’s a real privilege to have been a part of this heartwarming story."

Posted by Winners Blog at 2:08pm

Neil and Tina try Zumba Dancing and Spinning

17th January 2014

After failing his 2013 resolution to get fit, and lose some weight, Neil was challenged by listener Helen to try out Zumba and Spinning, at Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Pool.

Getting fit for 2014

17th January 2014

Good sports though it's clear to see who has more stamina!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 6:03am

Louise Brill from Porth is our latest Secret Sound Winner

9th January 2014

Louise Brill - Secret Sound Winner 2014

Louise Brill from Porth became our latest big money winner, claiming £200 on Cornwall's Secret Sound!

She correctly guessed that our even easier Secret Sound, was the noise of someone feeding the dental floss out of a container.

Well done Louise. Here she is pictured collecting the cash from Pirate FM's studios in Cornwall, with Neil and Tina.

You could be our next winner! Check out the wrong answers to our latest Secret Sound here now!

Posted by Winners Blog at 3:01pm

Louise Brill from Porth is our latest Secret Sound Winner

9th January 2014

Louise Brill from Porth became our latest big money winner, claiming £200 on Cornwall's Secret Sound!

Siren dog

8th January 2014

Posted by Tina at 5:18am

Mens Health Issues should be talked about

7th January 2014

Brand new Secret sound And we got talking Mens Health issues with Urology and oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Debbie Vickers

Mens Health is important

7th January 2014

This is why Movember and talking about Mens Health issues is so important.

Neil and Tina's Signature


Posted by Tina at 6:49am

Blue Monday? Winning Monday!

6th January 2014

It may be Blue Monday but for Louise Brill in Porth, she's £200 better off, winning the Secret Sound.

Drummer steals the show

6th January 2014


Watch from just past the 1 minute mark, as this subtle version of 'My Way' is overshadowed by the drummer!

Neil and Tina's Signature

Posted by Tina at 5:29am

Stormy start to 2014

3rd January 2014

It's already Friday - so we had a #fightfortheflashback as well as McFly day and the Friday Song - keeping you moving with traffic and travel updates every 15 mins

Welcome to 2014

2nd January 2014

Neil and Tina are back! Along with the Secret Sound and Thousand Pound Minute Quiz. And did they achieve their 2013 resolutions?


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