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Manchester United & DHL: World Hope Community Project

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Where Manchester United found the time in their hectic EPL campaign to allow four key players to kick footballs into a van, we have no clue. But they did, and the faces of the Kenyan kids who eventually received those balls gave us almost as much pleasure as Nani’s did when he realised he was getting out-tricked by a guy he believed to be a van driver.

Heartwarming & hilarious.

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Style Off: Fashion Kicks 2012

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Shay and Jane Given held their annual charity extravaganza at the The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club last night. As in previous years, the event featured a fashion show by Selfridges, a performance by Westlife, a silent auction with fab prizes and a top meal.

Next year we’ll take our champagne budget for the month of April and go all in for a table. We usually blow our monthly allowances before the 15th of each month so someone please try to hold us to this.

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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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FYI, Kickettes – a few of our staffers are making the trip up to Manchester for tonight’s derby, which means fact/spell-checked stories and drunk tweeting can not be guaranteed.

Otherwise, how’s Monday going over thus far for you?

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Thoughts & Prayers: Paul & Hayley Gallagher

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Sad news was revealed late this evening regarding Leicester City’s Paul Gallagher and his wife Hayley’s newborn twins. Unfortunately the couple lost their son, Luca James, while his twin sister, Ava Amelie, was reportedly under careful watch at an undisclosed special care hospital unit.

Leicester City wife of Paul player child family sad news Luca James AvaYou may remember Hayley making headlines in March 2011 when she and several other footballers’ wives from the Midlands trekked across China’s Great Wall to raise money for The Meningitis Trust. She championed the charitable cause in honour of her brother-in-law who died from the disease as a young boy, and was joined by Becky Doyle, wife of Birmingham City goalkeeper Colin Doyle, who also encountered the disease after the Doyle’s baby son, Liam, nearly died from meningitis in 2010.

Best wishes to the Gallaghers and our sincerest condolences go out to them.

Peter Crouch: On Par For The Course?

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Don’t most golf courses have a thing against players wearing jeans? Especially faded grey, slightly acid washed ones? Image: Clint Hughes/Getty Images Europe.