THE Hoosiers frontman IRWIN SPARKES is looking forward to a busy Valentine's Day - he's promised to send a romantic message to every fan who sponsors his upcoming marathon attempt.
The British singer plans to run the London Marathon in April (11) and hopes to raise $7,500 (£5,000) for support group charity Samaritans.
Sparkes admits he's daunted by the prospect of taking on the 26.4-mile (42.2-kilometre) race - but he's determined to maximise his fundraising potential by offering a saucy gift to any fans who sponsor him before February 14.
He says, "I am not expecting any cards this Valentine's Day so I am hoping my fans will show me some love by sponsoring me ahead of 14 February. I will return the romance and send you all a Valentine's message!"