There’s been a massive amount of special programmes and fundraising going on today on Global branded stations, as the 3rd Make Some Noise event took place.
Across the group, £2.8m was raised with activities taking place in London and across the regions. Staff and volunteers dressed up as ‘loud’ as they could, including Ashley Tabor, Stephen Miron and Richard Park.
Here are some of the highlights:
· Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton were joined by Michael Bublé at the ArcelorMittal Orbit as the Heart Breakfast pair faced their worst fears
· Bublé teamed up with Heart’s Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis to surprise a family who will benefit from Global’s Make Some Noise
· Capital’s Jack and Conor Maynard faced their fears in a head-to-head challenge
· Classic FM’s Myleene Klass, Bill Turnbull and Aled Jones took part in a Facebook live busking session at Global’s London HQ
· Stephen Fry joined the entire Classic FM cast of presenters including Alexander Armstrong, Alan Titchmarsh, Alex James and John Suchet for the ‘whodunnit’ radio play A Midsomerly Murders Night’s Dream
· Chris Moyles and the Radio X breakfast team launched their ‘Pubcast’ with special guests Keith Lemon and Ben Shephard
· Heart presenter Mark Wright teamed up with a steel drum band for a performance of the Heinz Beanz Can Song
· Heart’s Jenni Falconer travelled across the UK on a special Heart road trip to visit projects supported by Global’s Make Some Noise
· Hailee Steinfeld, John Bishop, Danny DeVito, The Vamps, Bros and many more lent their support by dropping into Global’s HQ to help raise awareness
· Capital XTRA will bring the fundraising day to a close when Jaguar Skills andCraig David’s TS5 perform live on-air from a secret location in central London
· Gold breakfast presenter Tony Dibbin embarked on a staggering 36-hour live marathon broadcast, which finished at 6pm today, as he counted down Gold’s Top 300 with the help of special guests.
· Capital Birmingham’s Rob Howard had Butty McButtface tattooed on his bum because his listeners suggested he should!
· Capital North West and North Wales breakfast show host Ben Sheppard completed 24 different charity tasks in 24 hours.
Throughout the day, a host of once-in-a-lifetime prizes were up for grabs including holidays to Los Angeles, New York, Barbados, Dubai, a transatlantic cruise on board Queen Mary 2, plus tickets to any gig in any European city. Across the country, people in schools and offices have dressed loud and donated money to Global’s Make Some Noise.
Stephen Miron, group CEO of Global, said: “Global’s Make Some Noise helps change the lives of disadvantaged youngsters by supporting some extraordinary small charities that just don’t get heard. Today all of Global’s stations came together for our annual fundraising day to help support these charities. With the help of some fantastic guests, amazing presenter challenges and money can’t buy prizes we raised £2.8 million – up £800,000 from last year. I’m so proud of the team here at Global and the way the whole company has come together again to raise so much money for these special charities, and of course I’m grateful to our amazingly generous listeners for helping to make today such a resounding success.”