Classic FM presenter John Suchet surprised our Chief Executive, Jane Gates, with a cheque for £90,000 raised by Global’s Make Some Noise.
We were hoping for a grant of £25,000 but thanks to the generosity of listeners across Global’s radio brands, Global’s Make Some Noise more than tripled its donation.
The money raised by Classic FM and Global’s Make Some Noise will fund the cost of a new youth worker and two years of therapy at ‘The Bluebells’. The grant will also fund a brand new service for two years, which will allow the Trust to deliver music therapy to families in their homes and in hospitals. The £90,000 grant from Global’s Make Some Noise will help the Trust support almost 1900 children and young people over the next two years.
Global’s Make Some Noise is the official charity of Global, the Media & Entertainment group, and home to Capital, Heart, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold.
Global’s Make Some Noise helps small charities and projects dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disablity or lack of opportunity. Global’s Make Some Noise gives charities such as Sebastian’s Action Trust a platform to reach an audience of more than 25 million weekly listeners through Global’s radio brands.
Every year, grants are awarded to small projects across the country to help fund the vital services they offer. Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised more than £11 million and helped 192 incredible charities and projects.
Classic FM presenter John Suchet said: “Global’s Make Some Noise plays such an important role in raising awareness of amazing small charities like Sebastian’s Action Trust. The kindness of our listeners means Global’s Make Some Noise can more than triple its donation, which will help Sebastian’s Action Trust offer specialist support to thousands of children and young people who need it most.”
The families of seriously-ill children we support are often living through the most difficult and challenging of times. They may be struggling to cope emotionally with their child’s diagnosis or finding it hard to manage the day-to-day practicalities of life, which most of us take for granted. We would therfore like to say a very big ‘thankyou’ to the team at Global’s Make Some Noise and to everyone who fundraised to enable us to make their lives a little easier.