Some of our Global presenters took the time out of their busy schedules to visit a few of the fantastic projects that Global’s Make Some Noise supports, and to meet the children and young people whose lives we will help.
The week kicked off with Heart’s Margherita Taylor, Smooth’s Paul Phear and Classic FM’s Lucy Coward visiting the Children’s Theatre at Haringey Shed on Monday 22nd September. Haringey Shed offers drama activities for disadvantaged children and young people in the area. As well as spending time with the children and talking to them about their experiences, the presenters were treated to a special performance. Margherita Taylor said it was an “inspiring day.”
The week also saw Capital Yorkshire’s Breakfast team visiting Leeds Children’s Heart Unit. Adam, Danny and Jojo met the inspiring little Daniel Scott, who has just had heart surgery.
On Tuesday, Heart’s Stephen Mulhern, XFM’s Dan O’Connell and LBC’s Lisa Aziz were delighted to meet the young people who are supported by Teens Unite Fighting Cancer. They provide support for teens from treatment through to remission by organising fun workshops and activities. Stephen, Dan and Lisa chatted to teens who were enjoying a day of pampering at a beauty workshop. Stephen was moved by the visit and thanked the teenagers for sharing their stories. Stephen said “I absolutely loved being with you all today. Amazing place, incredible people. Will be back soon, I promise.”
Heart’s Jason Donovan and LBC’s Olly Mann also came along on a Wednesday visit, joining a group of young carers at Barnet Young Carers Centre. The centre ensures the young carers receive excellent support, and allows them to unleash their musical talents in the purpose built Capital FM lounge.
Heart’s Toby Anstis & XFM’s Jon Holmes visited Kids Company on Wednesday, an organisation that helps young people who are at risk or experiencing neglect, abuse and trauma. Toby and Jon got to meet the young people and drop in on a music workshop.