This Christmas could be very different for us all, but many people who were already in vulnerable situations, will struggle like never before.
As a lot of families take their seats for Christmas dinner, there will be vulnerable or isolated people relying on local charities for food packages or home-cooked meals, or worse, at risk of going without food or shelter.
And as gifts are exchanged, there will be nurses giving their time to care for children with life-limiting conditions, in family homes or at hospices. And young carers looking after a parent or sibling with an illness or disability.
There will be support workers responding to calls from those experiencing a mental health crisis, volunteers phoning older people who are alone for Christmas. As well as children in poverty waking up to a present, thanks to some amazing charity workers.
And that’s just on Christmas Day. We know that since the coronavirus pandemic began, there are thousands of people in our communities who have been severely affected and in urgent need of support over the winter months.
That’s why the Global’s Make Some Noise Emergency Appeal at Christmas is raising money for small charities and community projects that are working tirelessly to help those hit hardest by coronavirus.
This includes people who are homeless, families living in poverty and at risk of going hungry, vulnerable people with care needs, those affected by domestic violence, as well as those experiencing their darkest days with grief, loneliness or mental health problems.
- Helping people experiencing poverty
- Helping people with mental health problems
- Help carers who are supporting vulnerable people
- Helping people experiencing domestic abuse
- Helping people grieving the loss of a loved one
- Helping people experiencing loneliness
- Helping carers who are supporting vulnerable people
Global’s Make Some Noise is the official charity of Global, home to some of the UK’s biggest radio stations including Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold.
Help those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities