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Global Radio Raises £1 Million for Charity


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Alfie Boe, Snow Patrol and Dreamgirls The Musical joined Global’s all-star presenter line-up for the media and entertainment group’s annual charity gala – Global’s Make Some Noise Night.

The star-studded event, which is celebrating its fifth year, raised a record-breaking £1 million for the national charity Global’s Make Some Noise – set up by Global to fund small charities across the UK that help disadvantaged children, young people and their families. The glittering night was hosted by a number of Global’s big name presenters, including Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay, plus Myleene Klass, Kate Garraway, James O’Brien and Jamie Theakston.

Once again, Global has united all its radio brands – Heart, Capital, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold – to raise money to help children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Worldwide superstar tenor Alfie Boe, the multi-million selling Snow Patrol and the international Broadway sensation Moya Angela from the smash hit musical Dreamgirls, performed live in front of almost 500 special guests at London’s Finsbury Square.

Global’s presenters including Myleene Klass from Classic FM and Smooth; Heart’s Jamie Theakston, Rochelle Humes and Jenni Falconer; Marvin Humes from Capital and the Official Vodafone Big Top 40; Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay; Alan Titchmarsh and Aled Jones from Classic FM; Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway and Tina Hobley; Tim Westwood from Capital XTRA, as well as LBC’s Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien and Eddie Mair, all gave their support on the night.

During the gala event, the audience bid for a host of spectacular auction prizes, including the ultimate luxury skiing break to Geneva; a Champions League VIP experience jetting to Paris with the Liverpool F.C. team to watch them play at Parc des Princes, plus the perfect festive treat to see Andrea Bocelli live at New York’s Madison Square Garden next month. Other prizes included tickets to see the Spice Girls at Wembley Stadium as well as a meet with the band and tickets to Nativity! The Musical, also spending time with Danny and Dani Dyer backstage.

Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global, said: “To raise a staggering £1 million in one evening is the perfect way to celebrate the fifth year of Global’s Make Some Noise. Since we created Global’s Make Some Noise in 2014, we have raised more than £15 million and helped more than 220 charities. All of the charities that we support desperately need the funding which is why I am so incredibly proud of what the team at Global has achieved. A huge thank you to Alfie Boe, Snow Patrol and Moya Angela, our friends and supporters across the music and entertainment world, as well as the whole Global family. We look forward to the next five years and to changing thousands more young lives for the better.”

All the money raised will go to Global’s Make Some Noise, which awards grants to projects and small charities across the UK that help youngsters living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.