Global's Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal reaches £1.7 million

23 June 2020, 19:19 | Updated: 23 June 2020, 19:27

Radio X's charity raised the money for those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities

Global’s Make Some Noise, the official charity of Radio X and Global, the Media & Entertainment group, has so far raised £1,711,241 for those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities.

Global's Make Some Noise final total
Global's Make Some Noise final total. Picture: Make Some Noise

Global’s Make Some Noise launched an Emergency Appeal to raise money for small charities helping those experiencing grief, poverty, domestic abuse, loneliness, illness and mental health problems, as well as carers and care workers. The Emergency Appeal Week took place last week featuring a range of special fundraising activities.

Last week, listeners across Global’s radio stations were given opportunities to win some spectacular prizes. Radio X offered a Fender guitar signed by Noel Gallagher and a drum skin signed by Foo Fighters, while Stormzy gave listeners the chance to attend and meet him at his next UK tour date, as did Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams.

Noel Gallagher signed guitar
Noel Gallagher signed guitar. Picture: Radio X

James Bay, Chris Martin, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Craig David, Olly Murs, Tom Walker and Gary Barlow were just some of the artists who backed the Appeal and donated prizes to Global’s Make Some Noise charity auction.

Global’s radio presenters also donated a range of prizes: on Radio X, The Chris Moyles Show hosted their annual Pubcast as a live video broadcast, while Toby Tarrant and Pippa Taylor took part in the charity auction to host a listener's virtual quiz.

Radio X"s Toby & Pippa will host your virtual quiz
Radio X"s Toby & Pippa will host your virtual quiz. Picture: Radio X

Heart Breakfast Showbiz presenter and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts gave away the chance to win a virtual dance tutorial; Heart Breakfast’s Amanda Holden donated her iconic Heart Make Me a Millionaire bespoke money ballgown dress. A virtual cookery class courtesy of Heart’s Kelly Brook was on offer, as was a virtual cocktail making class with Spencer Matthews and Heart’s Vogue Williams, a virtual fitness class with Heart’s Mark Wright and even a virtual gardening tutorial from Classic FM’s Alan Titchmarsh.

On Heart Breakfast, Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden urged their 4.1m weekly listeners to get behind fundraising heroes from small charities around the country. Jamie & Amanda’s Charity Challengers took on walking, running, dancing, cycling, climbing and canoeing challenges throughout the Appeal week.

Capital hosted a special charity edition of Roman Kemp’s Mega Hard Super Quiz co-hosted by Roman Kemp and his dad, Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp.

Ben Sheppard, Capital North West and North Wales Drivetime presenter, took on an epic endurance challenge, running for 24 hours straight around a 400 metre athletic track. In his toughest ever challenge, Ben ran over 100 miles all in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.

Very.co.uk have created a limited edition charity T-shirt donating a proportion of the sales to Global’s Make Some Noise. The T-shirt slogan ‘Love and Hope – In this together’ reflects the sentiment of the Emergency Appeal and is now on sale via Very.co.uk. Kindred, have created a rainbow collection of items from face masks to caps, totes bags and baby items, donating all NET proceeds to Global’s Make Some Noise. Whilst, ToyAid, is running a campaign until the end of June asking people to “Buy Toys for Make Some Noise.”

Emma Bradley, Director of Global Goodness, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who has come together with Global’s radio brands in recognition of small, local charities doing vital work in our communities. The work of these organisations has never been of higher importance since the outbreak of Coronavirus. Together, we have raised a phenomenal amount so far but these charities will continue to need our support in the months ahead as demand for their services grows further. The pandemic has had a unprecedented effect on our communities, but we can support those in need by helping small charities continue their critical work.”

Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal is still open to donate please visit www.makesomenoise.com/donate/

Since its launch, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £20 million for incredible charities and projects. Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal is supported by HSBC UK.