Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal raises £1.7m for those hit by coronavirus

Last week, listeners across Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Smooth and Radio X, were given opportunities to win some spectacular prizes from the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Little Mix to help raise money for those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Global’s Make Some Noise launched the 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. So far, the amount raised has reached £1,711,241.

Stormzy gave listeners the chance to attend and meet him at his next UK tour date, as did Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams. Whilst, Little Mix gave Capital listeners the chance to join them for an exclusive video chat in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.

Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Craig David, Noel Gallagher, Chris Martin, Olly Murs, Tom Walker and Gary Barlow were just some of the artists who backed the Appeal and donated prizes to the charity auction.

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 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.

Elsewhere on Radio X, The Chris Moyles Show hosted their annual ‘Pubcast’ as a live video broadcast. 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.

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.”

Since its launch, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £20 million for various charities and projects. The Emergency Appeal is still open to donate by visiting makesomenoise/donate.

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