Niall Horan to present awards winners special on local BBC Radio

Niall Horan is to present a Make A Difference awards winners special programme this Easter across all local BBC Radio stations.

The former One Direction singer will host the programme on Easter Monday at 9am and will surprise the winners from last year’s awards.

Celebrating everyday acts of kindness by people in their communities, the BBC Make A Difference campaign launched in March 2020 as a virtual notice board for both those offering help and those needing it.

On Good Friday and Easter Sunday at 6am on all 39 local stations Make A Difference – Keeping Faith at Easter can be heard, featuring stories of hope, renewal and rebirth from around England.

Easter Sunday at 8am, sees all local BBC radio stations bringing listeners an Easter service led by Church of England vicar, musician and broadcaster the Reverend Geoff Eze.

Make A Difference – Hand of Help will be available on Good Friday from 9am and again in the evening at 9pm. It can also be heard from 1pm on Easter Sunday.

Then on Easter Monday at 9am you can hear the Make A Difference Awards Winners Special with Niall Horan across all local BBC radio.

Chris Burns, Controller Local Radio Commissioning, says: “Easter is a very special time in the calendar and its lovely to hear our Make A Difference awards winners stories being told across England. So many people are still helping to support their communities and it’s our privilege to give them the opportunity to meet their music hero. This Easter schedule looks to celebrate everything people have done and are still doing.”