GLOBAL’S MAKE SOME NOISE DAY RAISES MORE THAN £3.5 MILLION TO HELP DISADVANTAGED YOUNGSTERS ACROSS THE UK
GLOBAL BROUGHT TOGETHER ITS ALL-STAR PRESENTER LINE-UP AND SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT TO GIVE A VOICE TO SMALL CHARITIES THAT STRUGGLE TO BE HEARD
- Heart Breakfast hosts Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton took on Jamie and Emma’s Children’s Challenge – a week-long series of challenges set by kids from projects supported by Global’s Make Some Noise
- Classic FM’s Myleene Klass, John Suchet and Tim Lihoreau took part in a busking challenge at Global’s London HQ
- Smooth’s Kate Garraway endured her very own Smoothie Challenge, where she had to drink three stomach-churning concoctions
- Heart presenter Toby Anstis completed a 30-metres-in-30-minutes diving challenge, mentored by Olympic hero Tom Daley
- Chris Moylesand the Radio X breakfast team launched their ‘Pubcast’, a podcast recorded in a pub featuring special guests
- Heart’s Jamie Theakston, Stephen Mulhern and Mark Wright; Capital’s Roman Kemp and Marvin Humes; Radio X’s Chris Moyles; Classic FM’s Aled Jones and Alan Titchmarsh; LBC’s James O’Brien and Capital XTRA’s Tim Westwood featured in a spoof remake of Charlie XCX’s ‘Boys’ music video
- Global’s presenters and listeners across the UK have been taking on fundraising challenges such as Gemma Hill (West Midlands’ Heart Breakfast co-host), who kayaked from London to Birmingham in five days
- James Arthur, Mary Berry, Love Island’s Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay, Cara Delevingne, David Hasselhoff and Gloria Hunniford visited Global’s London studios during the week and supported Global’s Make Some Noise
- Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Brooklyn Beckham, Shawn Mendes, Little Mix and P!nk all gave their support to the charity by signing Global’s Make Some Noise t-shirts which were auctioned on eBay
- Global presenters Myleene Klass, Roman Kemp, Kate Garraway and Johnny Vaughan were transformed into their favourite ‘loud icons’ Freddie Mercury, Eminem, David Bowie and Debbie Harry by an illusionist make-up artist
Today (Friday 6th October), Global, the media & entertainment group, brought together its 25.1 million listeners, its all-star presenter line-up and some of the biggest names in music and entertainment to raise more than £3.5 million for its charity Global’s Make Some Noise.
The charity gives a voice and a lifeline to small projects that struggle to be heard. This year’s appeal, the projects include We Hear You in Somerset, which supports young people living with cancer, and The Yard in Glasgow, which works with disabled children.
For its fourth annual appeal, Global united all its radio brands including Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, to raise money for disadvantaged youngsters across the UK living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.
Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton kick-started Global’s Make Some Noise day with the finale of Jamie and Emma’s Children’s Challenge. The week-long series of challenges have been set by kids helped by small charities and projects that Global’s Make Some Noise supports. This week, Jamie got naked for a life drawing class, while Emma was forced to eat bugs. The challenges came to a rather painful end for Jamie today when he received an upper body wax, and Emma had a heart tattooed on her foot.
Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass, John Suchet and Tim Lihoreau showed off their musical talents as part of an all-day busking challenge on Facebook live, with help from chart-topping classical musicians including Ji Liu, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and The Ayoub Sisters.
Smooth’s Kate Garraway took on the ultimate Smoothie Challenge – with her listeners in control of what she had to drink. Kate had to down three gruesome concoctions during her mid-morning show, which included a blended full English breakfast with milk, plus a cocktail of fish guts and fish eyes (download the video here).
Earlier in the week, Heart’s Toby Anstis caused a loud splash with Olympic star Tom Daley when he took on Global’s Make Some Noise diving challenge, to dive 30 metres in just 30 minutes. Mentored by Tom, Toby stepped up to the high board as part of Heart’s 30 in 30 challenge, where listeners have been encouraged to raise £30 in 30 days.
Fifteen Global presenters from Heart, Capital, Classic FM, LBC, Capital XTRA and Radio X came together to create a spoof remake of Charli XCX’s ‘Boys’ music video, which featured Heart’s Jamie Theakston, Stephen Mulhern, Mark Wright and Toby Anstis; Capital’s Roman Kemp and Marvin Humes; Radio X’s Chris Moyles, Toby Tarrant, Jack Saunders and Dan O’Connell; Classic FM’s Aled Jones and Alan Titchmarsh; LBC’s James O’Brien and Capital XTRA’s Tim Westwood and Manny Norte. Charli XCX provided new vocals for the video, replacing her original lyrics “I was busy thinking ‘bout boys” with “I was busy making some noise”, to support Global’s Make Some Noise day (view the video here).
DJ and producer Jonas Blue dropped a specially compiled 30-minute mix on Capital, while Capital London Drive presenter Will Manning went into the ring with Sharran Alexander, a sumo wrestler who was named the world’s heaviest sportswoman in the Guinness World Records, weighing in at 203.2kg.
Gold breakfast presenter Tony Dibbin embarked on a staggering 38-hour live marathon broadcast, which started at 3am yesterday and finished at 5pm today, as he counted down Gold’s Top 300 with the help of some very special guests, including ABBA’s Benny Andersson.
Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment visited Global’s London HQ throughout the week and gave their support to Global’s Make Some Noise, including James Arthur, Mary Berry, Love Island’s Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay, Cara Delevingne, David Hasselhoff and Gloria Hunniford.
Across the UK, Global’s presenters and listeners have been taking on challenges and raising huge amounts of money. Gemma Hill, who co-presents West Midlands’ Heart Breakfast show with Ed James, kayaked from London to Birmingham – a gruelling 150-mile challenge – in just five days. Gemma rowed the Grand Union Canal in a one-person kayak and has raised £56,000 so far for Global’s Make Some Noise.
In addition to the presenter challenges, a host of once-in-a-lifetime prizes were up for grabs for listeners including holidays to New York, Abu Dhabi and Barbados, plus the chance to win a new Vauxhall ADAM.
As part of this year’s fundraising campaign, Classic FM’s Myleene Klass, Capital’s Roman Kemp, Smooth’s Kate Garraway and Johnny Vaughan from Radio X were transformed into their favourite ‘loud icons’ Freddie Mercury, Eminem, David Bowie and Debbie Harry by make-up illusionist Maria Malone-Guerbaa – all to encourage people across the UK from schools to workplaces to ‘dress loud’ on Global’s Make Some Noise day and donate money.
Stephen Miron, group CEO of Global, said: “Today has been an extraordinary day at Global. For our fourth annual fundraising day, we have brought together every Global brand, our all-star line-up of presenters and some fantastic guests from the world of music and entertainment. Thanks to them and the incredible generosity of our listeners, we have raised a staggering £3.5 million for Global’s Make Some Noise – £700,000 more than last year. By supporting remarkable small charities and projects which don’t get heard, we are helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters across the UK who are living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. I am incredibly proud of our Global family and friends for what we’ve achieved today.”
Nationwide Building Society, Plusnet and Virgin Holidays Cruises are generous supporters of Global’s Make Some Noise.
To donate £5, text NOISE to 70766 with 100% of donations going to Global’s Make Some Noise. Find out more by visiting www.makesomenoise.com or following us on Twitter @makenoise.