VIDEO: We’re changing lives, because of you!

23 April 2019, 06:00 | Updated: 23 April 2019, 06:01

Watch how we surprised small charities with huge cheques!

From The Chris Moyles Drunk Podcast to chances to win guitars signed by Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher, last October you helped us raise £4.2 million for Global’s Make Some Noise.

It’s thanks to your amazing efforts and generous donations, that Global’s Make Some Noise has been able to give game-changing grants to 31 small charities across the UK.

Chris Moyles was able to surprise one of those charities, KEEN London, with a cheque for $94,000 - which is more than three times the amount they were expecting.

About KEEN London

KEEN London is a charity that provides sports and activity sessions for children with disabilities. The charity runs weekly sessions to empower children and young people with disabilities, giving them the chance to build their skills and confidence, make friends and have fun!

About Global’s Make Some Noise funding

Global’s Make Some Noise set out to raise £24,000 to fund KEEN London’s sports project so that young people with disabilities can benefit from weekly sessions for a year. Because of how amazing our listeners are, Make Some Noise was able to give the charity over three times the amount they were expecting, with a grant for £94,000!

This means Make Some Noise is funding their project for 2 years instead of 1 year. This includes funding 2 Project Coordinator role and a number of session leaders to deliver the project in two locations. Make Some Noise is helping KEEN London to deliver more sessions and activities for children and young people with disabilities across East and South London.

Global's Make Some Noise Logo 2018
Global's Make Some Noise Logo 2018. Picture: Global's Make Some Noise

From Liverpool to London, and Glasgow through to Southampton, Global’s Make Some Noise will be helping almost 17,000 children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity over the next two years.

The national charity is doing this by funding nearly 18,000 hours of support for children and young people living with disabilities, including over 5,500 hours of specialist support for children with autism.

The grants given will provide 6,500 hours of vital support for children, young people and their families experiencing cancer, more than 2,000 counselling and therapy sessions for children and young people affected by mental health, and over 6,000 hours of much-needed help for young carers, and so much more.

Make Some Noise is also funding 57 roles across the charities. This includes two Clinical Psychologists for children with brain tumours and their families, two case workers specialising in domestic abuse, as well as a Bereavement Support Practitioner for children who have lost a close family member

This couldn’t happen without you!

To date, you’ve helped us to support 224 small charities, improving the lives of over 73,000 children and young people and thousands more families.


Now, check out our video to see how we surprised 31 small charities up and down the country with far more money than they were expecting.