For many the festive period is a time for celebrating with family and friends, sharing food and gifts.
But for a growing number of families, this time of year means making impossible decisions between giving their child a gift or a hot meal. The number of families relying on food banks is still increasing with even more families expected to look for help over the winter period.
For others, this time of year brings a more hidden burden. Some carry the heavy weight of grief, anxiety or loneliness, and some dread having no one to celebrate alongside.
That’s why we need your help to fund vital projects providing a lifeline to those struggling this winter, to make sure that nobody is left to face their biggest challenge alone.
Just £20 could help a family enjoy a Christmas dinner at a food bank this winter.
Smooth's charity, Global’s Make Some Noise, improves lives by funding crucial services at small, local charities across the UK.
We work with our sister stations, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Radio X, Heart, Gold and LBC to raise money for small charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise, providing a lifeline to those who need it most.
You can help too, by entering our competitions to win money-can't-buy prizes, shopping on our online store, taking part in your own fundraising activity, or donating to make a difference.
To find out more, visit our charity website www.makesomenoise.com