Listen back to Kimberley and Alistair Griffin on Radio 2 yesterday afternoon. They were interviewed by Richard Madeley and played an Acoustic session, singing The Road & If I Should Fall Behind (a Bruce Springsteen cover).
Kimberley appeared on ITV’s ‘Weekend‘ programme along with Alistair Griffin, to promote ‘The Road‘.
They were both interviewed and then we got to hear them perform, not just The Road, but also ‘Falling Slowly‘ from Kimberley’s Centre Stage album! What a nice surprise for a Saturday morning.
If you missed it, check out the video above.
Thanks to Jpptubie Youtube for the video
‘The Road’, the official song of the 2014 Tour De France’s Grand Depart in Yorkshire. Now out to buy!
You can also watch a behind the scenes video of the official video below:
Kimberley and Alistair will perform the song at the Tour de France Grand Depart Official Opening on 3rd July.
If you missed it last night, watch Kimberley and Justin on All Star Mr & Mrs. Video thanks to jpptubie on Youtube.
They managed to raise £5,000 for Breast Cancer Haven and CMV Action.
Pictures are on the forum [HERE]
— Kimberley Walsh (@KimberleyJWalsh) June 16, 2014
Kimberley has confirmed her part in the opening ceremony at the Tour de France Grand Depart in Leeds on 3 July.
She will join Alistair Griffin on stage to perform the track he wrote called The Road – the official anthem of Yorkshire’s Grand Départ 2014.
Kimberley said: “It is going to be a night to remember and one where we make history together, giving the Tour de France a true Yorkshire welcome. Performing at this event with Alistair in our home county is going to be a special moment for me.”
Tickets for the event have been priced at a starting point of £45.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DagQili02Qk
The Road is released 30th June, pre-order here: http://alistairgriffin.tmstor.es/#home
The Local Hero award goes to somebody who goes out of their way to make their community a better place, and last year’s winner, 87-year-old Anne Scarfe, was on ‘Good Morning Britain’ today to talk about the importance of acknowledging those who help others.
Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh joined Anne on the show and explained why she’s a supporter of the ‘Pride of Britain Awards’. “I think me and the girls, it’s always our favourite event to go to because of people like Anne. It just makes you feel so patriotic and proud to be British. To think that people are actually out there, doing selfless acts, day after day, week after week…”
Walsh also praised Anne’s work, joking, “I could’ve done with you around to be honest when I used to go out, back in the day. I could’ve done with Anne to help get me home.”
Kimberley said that, of all of the award categories, she feels the Local Hero accolade is particularly important. “There’s so many people out there, doing things in the community and helping others, and they’re not doing it for any kind of reward, but I think just to give them that little bit of recognition [is great].
“Even if they just get a nomination, at least they know that their community appreciates what they’re doing. If there’s anybody you know in your community – get voting!”
Nominations are open from now until August 15 2014 and the ceremony will take place in October 2014. You can nominate somebody by completing a form explaining in no more than 500 words why your nominee, who must be aged 16 or over, is a local hero.
Full terms and conditions and more information on the Awards can be found on the Pride of Britain website. http://www.itv.com/prideofbritain/local-hero
Kimberley Walsh, newly-appointed patron of CMV Action – a charity dedicated to raising awareness of and, ultimately, eradicating a killer virus that affects 1 in 1000 newborn babies in the UK each year – has launched the “Wash Away CMV” campaign.
She is asking people to post pictures of their hands with the words Wash Away CMV written on them to highlight the message that something as simple as washing your hands can prevent the spread of CMV, especially amongst pregnant women.
These simple hiygene precautions include three important areas:
- Avoid sharing dummies, cutlery, drinks or food with anyone.
- Avoid kissing young children under the age of 6 on the mouth or cheek. Instead, kiss them on the head or give them a big hug.
WASH WITH CARE:
- Wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with any bodily fluids. Wash well for 15 to 20 seconds.
- Wash any items that have been contaminated by bodily fluids with soap and water
- Use condoms during sexual intercourse after conception
Kimberley’s friend, Lisa, has a son, Christian, who was diagnosed with congenital cytomegalovirus shortly after being born, which has left him profoundly deaf and autistic.
CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is a common virus that can infect people of all ages. Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life. Most healthy adults and children will have no signs or symptoms, and no long-term effects. However, it can be very dangerous to unborn babies. Congenital CMV is one of the main causes of children being born with birth defects in the UK.
Pregnant women are more at risk because, if they catch the virus, it can cause a number of birth defects in their developing baby. .
CMV is the most common infection at birth. Around 1 in 1000 babies born in the UK will be damaged by CMV – that’s nearly 1000 babies every year. As CMV is unheard of, it is a common misconception that it is rare. It is, in fact, more common than Down’s Syndrome, Toxoplasmosis, Spina Bifida or Rubella.
Commenting on her decision to become a Patron of CMV Action, Kimberley Walsh said:
“For me, it’s personal, especially now being pregnant myself. The CMV virus affected my friend’s son, which means he has permanent disabilities.
I have always wanted to do something for Christian and particularly the charity CMV Action, set up to support families affected by CMV and to raise awareness of the CMV virus.
Congenital CMV is one of the main causes of children being born with birth defects in the UK but pregnant women are not routinely told about it, nor the simple steps they can take to protect themselves.’
HOW TO SUPPORT:
Simply write ‘Wash away CMV’ on your hand, take a photo and send it in. Together we can get the message out about the simple hygiene precautions that can save babies’ lives.
Email your photos direct to email@example.com, post them to our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/CMVAction or send us a direct message. Tweet your photos using the hashtag #washawaycmv and @cmvactionuk.
Glowing Miss Walsh made an appearance at the annual Health Lottery tea party yesterday, showing her support as she is an ambassador for the charity.
Watch the video above, to hear her talk about her pregnancy and her excitement at watching Cheryl perform again.
Pictures are on the forum here: