Global’s annual charity gala, Global’s Make Some Noise Night, took place last night raising £801,150 for charity.
The night was hosted by Classic FM’s Aled Jones and Radio X presenter Johnny Vaughan, with performances by Emeli Sandé, Clean Bandit and Dua Lipa. Over 400 special guests attended, at Supernova on London’s embankment.
Now in its third year, Global has united all its radio brands – Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Radio X, Classic FM, LBC, Smooth and Gold – to raise money for disadvantaged youngsters across the UK living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.
Global’s presenters including Capital’s Dave Berry, George Shelley, Lilah Parsons and Roman Kemp; Heart’s Emma Bunton and Jenni Falconer; Myleene Klass from Classic FM and Smooth Radio; LBC’s Nick Ferrari and Andrew Castle; Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway and Tina Hobley; Tim Westwood from Capital XTRA, plus Marvin Humes from Capital and The Vodafone Big Top 40 all gave their support, along with VIP guests including Nathan Sykes and The Vamps.
Later in the evening, the audience bid for a host of auction prizes, including a zero gravity flight on the edge of the earth’s atmosphere; a unique royal horse-riding experience with Zara Tindall MBE, and a private performance by the world-famous magician and illusionist David Blaine. Other prizes included tickets to some of the biggest entertainment and sporting events of 2017, such as the Wimbledon Men’s Final and the BAFTAs, plus the chance to get up close and personal with Niall Horan at one of his shows.
Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global, said: “It has been a record year for Global’s Make Some Noise. By bringing together all our radio brands and our 24.6 million listeners, we have raised more than £6 million since 2014 to help disadvantaged youngsters and shone the spotlight on smaller charities and projects that otherwise may not have been heard. A huge thank you goes to all those amazing people who have made Global’s Make Some Noise Night a massive success, including our star performers Emeli Sandé, Clean Bandit and Dua Lipa; our friends from the music and entertainment world and of course, everyone at Global. I am so proud that we are making a real difference to thousands of young lives across the UK.”
All the money raised will go to Global’s Make Some Noise, which awards grants to charities and projects across the UK that help youngsters living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.