Waverton Primary School do ‘Walk Tall’

Look what the kids did at school ‘one very rainy day’!!

Featuring the charity supporting song ‘Walk Tall’ by The 9ines.

On hearing this song, Simon Talbot, headmaster of Waverton School said: “The lyrics to the song ‘Walk Tall’ are uplifting and very relevant to overcoming barriers that many children face in their daily lives. The children love the song and we now use it as one of our ‘school songs’.”

Wirral International Film Festival 2012 nominated

‘Best Music Video & Best Director of Music Video’

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Because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Photos and news from the recent event at The Doubletree by Hilton Chester.

An ecletic night of live music, pole dance and burlesque demos, handsome butlers and market stalls of jewellery, lingerie, gifts, bags, makeup, homewares, more jewellery and music PLUS mini spa!

The raffle with its fabulous prizes including a boudoir photo shoot, and spa day for 2 incl treatments raised £260 for our charity cause PLUS 2 hours of a butler of ones choice (and with as many or little clothes chosen) was won on silent auction by one happy female attendee!



This story about friend with lung disease LAM made the Daily Mail!


Luke & Charlotte ‘Walk Tall’ for charity!

Luke and Charlotte have just completed their BIG ‘Walk Tall’ on behalf of the Walk Tall & Be Free charity campaign for The National Autistic Society & LAM Action.  As of today (13 June 2012) they have raised £400!  Well done Luke & Charlotte!

Luke who has Aspergers has been wanting to help with this campaign for a while, so it was decided that a 10 mile walk along the Offas Dyke path on the Clywydian Range in Wales would be perfect.

To see a full profile , updates, money raised and photos, click into Just Giving page link here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/walktallbefree

1) Luke’s Big Walk Tall for The National Autistic Society

2) Charlotte’s Big Walk Tall for Lam Action

Sponsorship can still be taken –  all assistance to reach our big targets is very much appreciated.  Thank you.


Charities we support

Updated December 2014

Charities we support include: The National Autistic Society: LAM Action:  The Anya Betham Appeal (Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance) : Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation; RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital Charity and Help for Heroes:




NSIF aims to: Fund research and development into curing spinal injury Fund rehabilitation for patients of spinal injury when a cure has been developed Advance education by promoting and supporting research into the causes, care and treatment of spinal injuries and disease, and the publication of the results of such research NSIF believes passionately that spinal injury can become a treatable condition. We know we have a long way to go, but the work we are funding has already made a significant breakthrough that could potentially lead to a treatment for spinal injury. Watch the breakthrough announcement on Panorama. This is the first step in an incredible journey that we hope will radically improve the lives of paralysis sufferers. Now we need your help to get us the rest of the way.











“We are really grateful to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the sales of the two debut singles by the 9ines.  The money raised from downloads of ‘Walk Tall’ and ‘Be Free’ will help the charity continue to provide vital support and services for over half a million people with autism in the UK and their families.  Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition and we rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations like Aardvarker to continue making a difference to peoples’ lives.” Alastair Graham, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at the National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the UK’s leading charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

The National Autistic Society supports around 100,000 people living with autism in the UK every year, providing specialist information and advice and pioneering services. They campaign for a world where autism is understood and where everyone with autism gets to live the life they choose. Founded in 1962, by a group of parents who were passionate about ensuring a better future for their children, today the NAS has over 20,000 members, 100 branches and provides: information, advice, advocacy, training and support for people with autism and their families

  • information and training for health, education and other professionals working with people with autism and their families
  • specialist residential, supported living, outreach and day services for adults
  • specialist schools and education outreach services for children
  • out-of-school services for children and young people
  • employment training and support and social programmes for adults with autism.

For more information about The National Autistic Society, please visit: www.autism.org.uk You can donate directly to The National Autistic Society by clicking the this link



“All of us at LAM Action are thrilled that our charity is to benefit from Aardvarker’s project and the “Walk Tall & Be Free” campaign. Thank you all SO much! We’re a very small charity, but we work hard to ensure that all money raised goes directly towards supporting LAM patients and researching possible treatments for this cruel disease.” Gill Hollis Chair, LAM Action LAM Action is the UK charity for patients with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (also known as LAM), their families, and doctors caring for patients with LAM. LAM is a very rare disease, diagnosed primarily in women of child-bearing age. It mainly affects the lungs, where it causes excessive growth of smooth muscle cells which progressively destroy lung tissue and erode lung function. This makes breathing difficult, often leading to the need for supplemental oxygen and, in some cases, transplantation. LAM Action has two primary aims:

  • To provide support and information for LAM patients and their families
  • To educate health professionals about LAM and advance research into LAM

Fulfilling these objectives requires funding, so the charity is also involved in raising money to fund its primary objectives. For more information on LAM Action, please see the attached link to their website. www.lamaction.org You can donate directly to LAM Action by clicking the this link




The 9ines

The 9ines

Number of the harmony, it represents the inspiration & the perfection of the ideas”









The Bolton News article from June 23rd 2011.

Drummer Alex steps up to the front to lead The 9ines

MUSICIAN Alex Wright, from The 9ines, spent his time in his last band tucked away behind his drum kit — so how did he suddenly become the frontman?

“It’s bizarre!” says the 25-yearold. “I’ve always sung and done bits, but I shied away from it for a few years when I was playing drums. But now it feels pretty natural, although that might sound a bit silly.”

Alex, a former Thornleigh Salesian College pupil, was studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts when he met fellow musician Justin Gregson and the pair started writing music for adverts together.

It was during this time their songs were heard by Leonie Hallam, who was so impressed by the boys that she signed them up to her management company. It was also Leonie’s idea to give part of the profits from each single sale to the National Autistic Society, as her son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Money from sales will also be going towards LAM Action, which helps patients with the rare lung disorder lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

One single, Walk Tall, is available to download now, with the second, Be Free, released on July 24.

“Leonie put us in touch with Barrie Barlow, the Jethro Tull drummer, and we did some recording in his studio,” Alex says. “Suddenly it’s become this band that somehow I’m fronting!”

So was it intimidating for Alex to play in front of one of the most respected drummers in rock history?

“It’’s amazing — he’s top notch. At first it did feel a bit strange playing in front of him, but he’s a really nice, down to earth, funny guy.”

Alex has had a few tips from old school pal, McFly’s Danny Jones, who he supported at the MEN Arena with his old outfit, We See Foxes.

“He has mixed a few of our tracks for us, and hopefully he’ll be getting involved in a few things in future although we need to sort that out.”

For now, the duo are planning to go back into the studio to finish their album, before heading out to promote it.

It looks like Alex might just have to get used to being in the spotlight for a little longer.