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Les Mis v Phantom Charity Football Match

August 11th at 3.00pm saw the kick off between Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera football teams, made up of the West End cast and stars including Danny from McFly and Ralf Little (Two Pints of Lager fame) at Bromley Football Club.  This was in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Gareth was on the Les Mis team and they won (after penalties).  However, winners on the day were the charity and the players enjoying a kick about for a great cause.

Chris Key the organiser has stressed how he would like this to be an annual event so watch out for 2014!


Les Miserables vs Phantom – charity football match

Gareth will be joining the casts of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera this Sunday, 2nd September, to take part in a charity football match and fun day fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, in support of Les Miserables wig mistress Melanie Oakley-Dow.   There be some other celebrity guests and former professional footballers.

It will take place on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Fun Starts at 1pm with Kick off at 3pm. The match will end around 5pm.

Tickets will only be available on the day at the stadium: Adults £10 – Children/Concessions £5

The fun day and match will be taking place at:

East Grinstead Town Football Club The GAC Stadium, East Court, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3LS

For more information on the event itself and how to donate, go to

BBC Lifeline appeal for British Stammering Association

Gareth Gates presents an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Association (BSA) on BBC1 at 5pm on Sunday 17th June, also repeated on BBC2 at 1:30pm on Wednesday 20th June.

Pop and musical theatre star Gareth Gates makes an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Association, the UK’s national charity that offers support to adults, children and families who are affected by stammering.

The film features four-year-old Zachary, who suddenly developed a severe stammer just after his third birthday, making him so distressed he felt he could not speak anymore. But with the help of the British Stammering Association, Zachary got the help he needed through early intervention speech and language therapy. He is now back to the happy, confident boy he was before.


BBC Breakfast: Fostering Fortnight

Gareth was on BBC Breakfast this morning.  He was talking about his experiences growing up in a family that took in foster children as part of an awareness raising campaign for Fostering Fortnight and the 22 Minutes campaign.

Gareth Gates talks fostering on BBC Breakfast

Gareth’s interview starts at 3 minutes into the clip.

Gareth also manages a quick plug for Loserville, describing it as a fun show – and one where he’s going to need an American accent!

Foster care fortnight

Gareth is supporting Foster care fortnight, an awareness raising event which starts tomorrow (Monday 14th May).  He says,

When I was growing up, I was always surrounded by lots of other children.  In addition to my three sisters my Mum and Dad fostered children. Over the years around 50 boys and girls of all ages, from different backgrounds have been a part of our family.

My parents wanted to give other children some of the security and love that we had. Many of the kids who came into our family didn’t have a great start in life and I know my Mum and Dad made a huge difference. I have seen first-hand, what a difference a foster carer can make on a child’s life.  That’s why I’m supporting the Fostering Network with this year’s Foster Care Fortnight.”

According to the T&A, Gareth will be planting one of trees to mark that a child goes into care every 22 minutes across the UK.

Read more about the issue here.

Gareth to be ambassador of new charity school in Bradford

According to the Telegraph & Argus newspaper, Gareth will be an ambassador of a new Bradford school.

A Bradford charity which is opening the city’s newest school in September has announced a number of high-profile ambassadors including celebrities from sports, arts and enterprise.

The One In A Million charity has said the ambassadors, who each have a close connection with Bradford, will support its new Free School over the coming years.

The school, a community partner of Bradford City FC with plans to be based at Valley Parade, is the first of its type in the UK and will offer an innovative curriculum based around vocational and academic study.

Read the full story on the T&A website.