Global’s Make Some Noise Day raises over £4m

The total from Global’s Make Some Noise Day stands at over four million pounds – at £4,097,325 raised in just one day.

Staff from Global stations all over the UK took part in fundraising activities, from Jamie Theakston cycling from Edinburgh to London, Kate Garraway appearing in five West End Shows in one day, and Roman Kemp travelling 1,000 miles around the UK without money or use of his phone.

Roman Kemp made it to Global’s Leicester Square studios after travelling 1,000 miles to present five breakfast shows in five days, without money or the help of his phone.

Since Monday, Capital listeners up and down the country have rallied around Roman and helped him get from Edinburgh to London via Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, North Wales, Wrexham, Southampton, without any money, with some also offering him a bed for the night.

Celebs including Lewis Capaldi, Liam Payne, Jesy Nelson, Halsey and The Vamps set Roman challenges including a night spent camping off the edge of a cliff, an 80-mile cycle and a busking challenge.

On Friday he arrived back at Capital’s Leicester Square studios to be surprised by his dad Martin Kemp (and his tiny dog Luna) live on air.

Martin told Roman and the Capital Breakfast team: “Me and mum are so proud of you, I can’t tell you. We’re proud of all of you guys for what you’ve put on because Make Some Noise is so important to everybody, to all those small charities that never get a look in because they’re swamped by the big ones.

“You’re making it possible for them to put their name forward and collect some money to do good things for young kids. Ro, we are so proud. I know it’s been really tough, really tough. When you were hanging off that cliff and I showed mum your Instagram story, she nearly fainted! She looked at me and said ‘never show me that again!’. You know what she’s like!”

Jamie Theakston was greeted by co-host Amanda Holden and a crowd of well-wishers as he returned to Global after cycling 650 miles, covering eight cities in eight days.

He began his challenge last Friday in Edinburgh, travelling through Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and culminating in London on Friday.

And Kate Garraway appeared in five West End productions on 10th October. She started her challenge as a cocktail-maker in one of London’s newest shows, BIG The Musical at the Dominion Theatre, followed by an appearance as a parent in the finale of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical.

From there, Kate dashed to The Hippodrome to be serenaded by dancer ‘Manny’ in London’s hottest production, Magic Mike Live, before joining Joe Sugg and the cast of the romantic musical comedy Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre.

Finally, Kate took to the stage as a wedding guest in one of the West End’s most successful productions, MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre.

Other activities included Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau pulling a piano five miles across London, Chris Moyles being suspended, and Amanda Holden doing a skydive.

Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global, said: “Global’s Make Some Noise brings together our radio brands, our star-studded presenter line-up and our 25 million weekly listeners to help small charities that change young lives, and we’re overwhelmed by the incredible support for our sixth annual fundraising campaign.

“We’ve raised a staggering £4.1 million for Global’s Make Some Noise and we’ve raised awareness for small projects and charities that do incredible work but that struggle to be heard. This truly will help transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity across the UK, and we’d like to say a massive thank you to the entire Global family, our friends and especially our listeners for their generosity and support.”

To donate £5 to Global’s Make Some Noise, text NOISE to 70766 with 100% of donations going to Global’s Make Some Noise.