Global’s Make Some Noise starts Emergency Appeal

Global’s Make Some Noise has launched an Emergency Appeal to help those hit hardest by coronavirus.

Artists including Stormzy, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Craig David, Chris Martin, Little Mix, Gary Barlow and Ed Sheeran are getting behind the appeal, showing their support by donating money can’t buy prizes to raise funds for small charities that are helping those experiencing grief, poverty, domestic abuse, loneliness, illness and mental health problems, as well as carers and care workers.

Fans can win private virtual gigs and video calls with some of the singers, as prizes are given away on Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold and via a charity auction which features donations from artists, sports stars and presenters from Global’s radio stations.

Heart Breakfast Showbiz presenter and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts will teach one winner and nine friends how to dance Pussycat Dolls-style with a virtual dance tutorial. Heart Breakfast’s Amanda Holden is donating her ‘Heart Make Me a Millionaire’ bespoke money ballgown dress, plus fans can bid on a virtual cookery class courtesy of Heart’s Kelly Brook, a personal video message from Smooth’s Myleene Klass, a virtual cuppa and chat with Smooth’s Angie Greaves, 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.

Elsewhere across Global’s radio stations, Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden are shining a light on fundraising heroes from small charities around the country with Jamie & Amanda’s Charity Challengers. Radio X’s The Chris Moyles Show hosted their annual ‘Pubcast’ as a live video broadcast.

Emma Bradley, Director of Global Goodness, said: “Coronavirus has impacted so many lives in so many different ways, but the most vulnerable are struggling to cope. Local charities are a lifeline for those in need and during these challenging and unprecedented times, these organisations are needed more than ever, both on the frontline now and in months to come, as demand for their services increases.

“The Emergency Appeal from Global’s Make Some Noise will raise money for these small charities doing vital work in our communities, helping people with health conditions, people without access to food or safety, elderly people without their support networks, families who have lost a loved one, carers who are feeling the pressure, and those feeling more alone than ever.

“We’re so grateful to all those who are supporting the appeal and look forward to coming together with all Global’s radio brands and our listeners for Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal Day this Friday 19th June.”

Since its launch, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £19 million and supported 256 charities and projects and helped over 78,500 people.

HSBC UK is the headline sponsor of Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal. Fashion retailer Very has designed a charity t-shirt to sell exclusively on its site – 30% of the sale price of adult t-shirts will go towards the appeal. Car retailer, Arnold Clark have donated a brand-new Fiat 500 which people can text to donate and win.