Monday, 15 April 2024
Monday, 15 April 2024

Charity receives £65,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise to fund life-changing services

GLOBAL’S Make Some Noise, the official charity of the Media & Entertainment group Global, has distributed grants totalling £2.5 million to small charities and projects across the UK following its determined fundraising efforts in 2022. 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of listeners across Global’s radio brands – Capital, Heart, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, located in Worcestershire has received £65,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise to support its vital work to support families facing childhood cancer. 

The money granted to The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust will help fund their family support and enable life-changing benefits to families in the local community. 

Emma Williams from The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust said:

“We are absolutely delighted to of received such a significant amount from Global’s Make Some Noise. This support will help us to continue to offer our vital family support service to families facing childhood cancer. 

“Our family support service is growing each and every day, with more and more families across the region needing our support. We support emotionally, practically and financially and with such an amazing amount of funding such as this, we will be able to continue to be there at the hardest of times for families facing such a difficult journey.”

The funding from Global’s Make Some Noise provides a vital lifeline in communities – from food banks to befriending projects for the elderly and isolated, cancer wellbeing programmes to domestic abuse refuges, from employment opportunities to physical therapy for people with disabilities. 

This year, the charities that Global’s Make Some Noise supports will receive £5,000 in unrestricted funds to support the growing impact of the cost-of-living crisis and to help keep their doors open. Many charities face growing waiting lists and unprecedented demand for their services, whilst facing increased energy bills and costs for frontline staff.

Suzanne Ryder Richardson, Director of Global Goodness at Global, said:

“It’s been an incredibly tough couple of years for everyone and as the cost of living continues to increase, more people are turning to local groups for help, putting extra strain on their resources. With that in mind, I’m so pleased that Global’s Make Some Noise is able to help charities at the centre of the communities they serve and we will continue to raise money and awareness for their vital work.”

Over the next year, the funds raised through Make Some Noise’s 2022 appeal will provide support to over 24,000 people through essential services including: 

  • Almost 9000 hours of dedicated support, advice and signposting for those facing financial difficulty, plus access to food support and essential items 
  • Almost 3500 hours of intensive and therapeutic support to people affected by domestic abuse and trauma, including children and young people   
  • Over 2000 hours of mental health support, through 1:1 counselling sessions and therapeutic group work   
  • Over 2500 hours of life skills support and leisure opportunities for people living with a disability
  • 200 brand new beds for vulnerable children living in poverty who either previously had no bed of their own, or are sleeping in a broken, unsafe or unhygienic bed 
  • 34 specialist roles, including 2 Bereavement Support Managers, a Family Support Worker for families living through childhood cancer, a Debt & Money Advisor, 2 Dementia Key Workers, a Mental Health Practitioner for women and children affected by domestic abuse and a scent trainer to train specialist assistance dogs to save the lives of children with Brittle Type 1 Diabetes 
  • A new electric vehicle to patrol and attend mental health crises, saving 800 lives each year through suicide prevention
  • £200,000 in unrestricted grants, for charities to use to meet increasing prices caused by the cost of living crisis  

Every year, Global’s Make Some Noise grants are awarded to small charities across the country to help fund vital services.  

Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has supported over 440 incredible local projects, helping 175,000 vulnerable people across the UK. 

Global’s Make Some Noise is changing lives across the UK through small charities. Its annual appeal raises awareness for some of the biggest issues affecting society and gives charities a platform to reach an audience of more than 26 million weekly listeners with on-air promotion on Global’s radio brands: Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. 

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