'Charity Chatter' Category

Manchester United: Charitable Offerings


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Manchester United hosted their annual United for Unicef charity gala at Old Trafford last night. Any guesses as to what has got the Da Silva twins cracking up? They’re laughing with us not at us since we still can’t tell them apart, right? Or is it because we’re going to call them Fabael until they start wearing name tags?

All of the above probably.


Ashley Cole & Carlton Cole: Supporting Roles


Ashley Cole and his glamorous assistant Carlton make a few notes prior to kick-off. Images via EnglandFootballersFoundation.com.

Ashley Cole, Jermain Defoe, Carlton Cole, Dion Dublin and Ian Walker were among players who appeared at the London Soccer Dome last night in support of the England Footballers Foundation’s inaugral ‘EFF Charity Cup’.

The event was a fundraiser for the EFF’s charity partners, which include Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK. The players helped to manage the teams in the tourney, with players like Ashley Cole and Jermain Defoe expressing their gratitude for all the support and charitable contributions the event generated:

It’s great to see so many come down to support our event. The legends are getting behind their teams and joining in the fun. It’s been great seeing Dion Dublin and Viv Anderson getting involved.” — Ashley Cole

The squad are supporting H4H and Cancer Research UK, we would like to thank everyone involved for helping to raise more money and awareness for these causes.” — Jermain Defoe

Just so you guys don’t think we’re trying to pull the wool over your eyes, the EFF in particular is a cause one of our staffers is proud to have worked on as a lowly intern years ago. She encourages all Kickettes to read up on the foundation’s events and charities here.

Paul & Claire Scholes: Charity Ball Guests In Black


The retired Manchester United player and his wife attended the Keith Duffy Ball at The Ritz Hotel in Ireland last night. Hubba hubba, Mrs Scholes!

Christine Bleakley: Cycling Into Work


Frank Lampard WAG

Anyone else sense a twinge of irony in motion? Read More: Christine Bleakley’s bike to work scheme.

Lucas Neill: Combover Caution


Australia National soccer football team presentation press conference

Image: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac.

Lucas, we realise that your hair situ wasn’t (and shouldn’t have been) uppermost in your mind while you were visiting a soccer club for under-10′s in flood-hit Bangkok. For that reason, we’re not going to give you a hard time.

But you do seem to be sporting a bit of a combover there. Please be careful. These things have a way of getting out of control.