We’re Changing Lives, Because Of You!

18 April 2019, 06:00 | Updated: 13 September 2019, 11:32

Watch how we surprised small charities with huge cheques!

From loud outfits and noisy events, to extreme challenges conquered and supported, last October you helped us raise £4.2 million for Global’s Make Some Noise.

It’s thanks to your amazing efforts and generous donations, that Global’s Make Some Noise has been able to give game-changing grants to 31 small charities across the UK.

Our very own Toni Phillips was able to surprise one of those charities, SkyWay, with a cheque for £100,000 - which is almost triple the amount we were hoping for!

SkyWay is a charity that supports vulnerable young people in London. The charity’s work includes a wide range of activities and programmes in community centres and on the streets of London. SkyWay focusses on improving opportunities for young people, helping them to develop their social and emotional skills and become positive role models.

Global’s Make Some Noise set out to raise £38,000 to fund SkyWay’s project for disadvantaged young people for 1 year. It’s thanks to the incredible generosity of our listeners, that Make Some Noise was able to give SkyWay a grant for £100,000! This means Make Some Noise is funding their project for 2 years, supporting 1,000 children and young people.

Toni Phillips presented SkyWay with a cheque for £100,000
Toni Phillips presented SkyWay with a cheque for £100,000. Picture: Global's Make Some Noise

From Liverpool to London, and Glasgow through to Southampton, Global’s Make Some Noise will be helping almost 17,000 children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity over the next two years.

The national charity is doing this by funding nearly 18,000 hours of support for children and young people living with disabilities, including over 5,500 hours of specialist support for children with autism.

The grants given will provide 6,500 hours of vital support for children, young people and their families experiencing cancer, more than 2,000 counselling and therapy sessions for children and young people affected by mental health, and over 6,000 hours of much-needed help for young carers, and so much more.

Make Some Noise is also funding 57 roles across the charities. This includes two Clinical Psychologists for children with brain tumours and their families, two case workers specialising in domestic abuse, as well as a Bereavement Support Practitioner for children who have lost a close family member

Capital XTRA is supporting SkyWay through Global's Make Some Noise
Capital XTRA is supporting SkyWay through Global's Make Some Noise. Picture: GMSN

This couldn’t happen without you!

To date, you’ve helped us to support 224 small charities, improving the lives of over 73,000 children and young people and thousands more families.


So, check out our video above to see how we surprised 31 small charities up and down the country with far more money than they were expecting.