Wow! Wow! Wow! What a day Make Some Noise Day 2017 was! Thanks to your phenomenal support, we raised more than ever before. Drum roll please…
A MASSIVE £3,534,628
Heart’s Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton kick-started the 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 the brilliant small projects we support. 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 (ouch!) when he received an upper body wax, and Emma was tattooed with a heart 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, live on air – 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! YUM!
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. Go Toby!
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. If you missed that, you NEED to watch it.
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.
And that’s not all. 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 raised more than £50,000 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.
A huge thank you to every single person who has supported us today. You really have helped make a difference.