Thanks to your amazing generosity during this year’s Make Some Noise day appeal, together we have raised more than £3 million for small and local charities delivering vital support in communities across the UK!
This money will go towards funding life changing projects for people living with mental and physical health issues, debt, homelessness and hunger.
Today, for our tenth appeal, Global’s radio brands and presenters joined forces to raise funds for 100 charities in local communities across the UK in desperate need of donations to fund their life-saving work.
Heart Breakfast’s Amanda Holden and Ashley Roberts took on “Race Against Time” – five epic challenges in five days. On Monday this week, Amanda delivered a live broadcast from the very top of the Blackpool Tower – the first member of the public to ever climb that high. On Tuesday, Ashley took on “Ash’s Cash Dash” to find £15,000 hidden amongst UK’s most extreme assault course. Wednesday saw Amanda take to the skies as the first civilian to fly in formation with a military parachute display team. Thursday’s challenge was Ashley powering the Brighton i360 tower from a static bike. And the final challenge for Amanda was the “Iron-Manda”, three gruelling legs of a triathlon.
Ashley Roberts also created a #TrollsDanceChallenge in partnership with Trolls Band Together, the brand-new animated film from Universal Pictures UK which has matched £150,000 worth of donations.
Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong encouraged donations for his Musical Voyage challenge which took him to London Zoo where he performed a concert to an audience of delighted penguins. He also conducted an orchestra and learnt how to dance the waltz. He finished the week performing a sea shanty with the London Sea Shanty collection and members of the Together Project – one of the amazing charities who will be benefitting from money raised.
Over on Radio X, Chris Moyles and his breakfast team recreated their popular Pubcast, now in its eighth year. This year’s guests were Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno and Johnny Vaughan. One lucky competition winner also took home a Fender Player guitar, signed by Blur.
Global presenters Kate Garraway, Roman Kemp and the Capital Breakfast team joined in the fun to encourage donations, recreating the likes of Boy George and Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Two of Scotland’s most-loved radio stars, Heart Scotland’s Des Clarke and Capital Scotland’s Fat Brestovci will be taking a breathtaking plunge off the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, dangling a whopping 165 feet above ground level as they abseil for Des and Fat’s Big Drop.
Thanks to your amazing generosity the total raised over the last 10 years is more than £34 million!
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year’s appeal.
Reed.co.uk is the headline sponsor of Global’s Make Some Noise Day 2023. Barclaycard is Make Some Noise’s Official Payment Partner. Universal Pictures UK and Viking have also supported this year’s appeal.