Thank you for all your donations on Global’s Make Some Noise 2018!

4 October 2018, 15:58 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 11:47

By Tom Eames

What a day!

Thanks to the fabulous generosity of listeners and supporters, the fifth Make Some Noise appeal has raised a staggering £4,198,678. Right across the country, schools and workplaces dressed loud and held events from bake offs to bingo, from discos to dog shows.

7PM Total - Global's Make Some Noise
Picture: Global

Global’s radio brands Smooth, Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X and Gold united for the day to raise money for small charities that help disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Throughout the day on Friday (October 5), Global’s all-star presenter line-up, including Smooth's Myleene Klass, all made some noise for disadvantaged children and young people by giving small charities a platform to tell their story on air to Global’s 25 million listeners.

Across the country schools and workplaces dressed loud. But It’s not too late to get involved! For your last chance to win fabulous prizes, click here.


Smooth's own Myleene Klass performed an ABBA medley alongside Simon and Thomas Hewitt Jones:

We were also treated to a visit from Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp!

Myleene, Martin and Olly Murs also manned the phones as you wonderful people donated money to a fantastic cause:

Olly Murs
Olly Murs. Picture: PA
Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp. Picture: PA
Myleene Klass
Myleene Klass. Picture: PA

Singer-songwriter Josie Charlwood also performed a beautiful version of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams':

And it’s not too late for you to get involved. Find out how you can help raise money here.

Smooth's Tina Hobley spoke to young people who have suffered from Crohn's Disease and Colitis, and how the charity CICRA has helped them:

Meanwhile, Paul Phear spoke to The Lily Foundation charity's CEO and Founder, Liz Curtis about her family's story:

How can your money help? 

- £5 can pay for a memories book for a child grieving the loss of their mummy or daddy.

- £5 means a young person with disabilities can access an outdoor centre, giving them the freedom to learn and socialise in a safe and supportive environment.

- £10 can give the lifeline of one-to-one support for a vulnerable young person experiencing domestic abuse.

- £10 means a child with complex disabilities can receive a specialist therapy session, helping them build strength and movement, and grow their independence.

- £20 means a child with disabilities can learn to communicate with their parent and others around them, during an hour of intensive support with a specialist.

- £20 means a young child who has taken on the responsibility of caring for a parent or family member can receive specialist mentoring, helping them cope with worries about school or home life.

- £50 means a Family Support Coordinator can be there for parents who don’t know where to turn after their child has been diagnosed with a brain injury.