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The Smooth Drive Home with Tina Hobley 4pm - 7pm
18 April 2019, 08:59
We’re changing lives, because of you!
It’s thanks to your amazing efforts and generous donations, that Global’s Make Some Noise has been able to give game-changing grants to 31 small charities across the UK.
Smooth's Kate Garraway was able to surprise one of those charities, CICRA (Crohns in Childhood Research Association), with a cheque for £100,000 - which is double the amount they were expecting.
CICRA is a national charity set up to help children living with Crohn’s Disease and Colitis. The charity offers support to over 600 children and young people a year and conducts research into better treatments with the help from health professionals. CICRA also campaigns to give children living with Crohn’s and Colitis a voice and to increase public understanding of both conditions.
From Liverpool to London, and Glasgow through to Southampton, Global’s Make Some Noise will be helping almost 17,000 children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity over the next two years.
The national charity is doing this by funding nearly 18,000 hours of support for children and young people living with disabilities, including over 5,500 hours of specialist support for children with autism.
The grants given will provide 6,500 hours of vital support for children, young people and their families experiencing cancer, more than 2,000 counselling and therapy sessions for children and young people affected by mental health, and over 6,000 hours of much-needed help for young carers, and so much more.
Make Some Noise is also funding 57 roles across the charities. This includes two Clinical Psychologists for children with brain tumours and their families, two case workers specialising in domestic abuse, as well as a Bereavement Support Practitioner for children who have lost a close family member
This couldn’t happen without you!
To date, you’ve helped us to support 224 small charities, improving the lives of over 73,000 children and young people and thousands more families.
Now, check out our video above to see how we surprised 31 small charities up and down the country with far more money than they were expecting.