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13 April 2017, 08:30
Dave & Heidi surprise The Hamlet Charity
It was an amazing moment for local Norfolk children’s charity The Hamlet when Dave & Heidi surprised them with a cheque for £45,500, raised by Heart and Global’s Make Some Noise.
The Hamlet provides a wide range of activities for over 450 children and adults in Norfolk with profound disabilities and complex health needs each year, as well as providing support for parents and carers.
The money raised will fund the cost of a Lead Practitioner for 2 years, delivering life-changing support to children and their families. As well as this, this money will provide new soft play equipment and support staff to help the charity care for even more families.
Pauline Morgan, Chief Executive at The Hamlet said: “We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of Heart and its listeners. We knew we were getting a grant for £30,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise and they surprised us with an extra £15,500, taking the total to £45,500 and completely surpassing our expecations. We want to thank everyone who kindly donated, it really does make a difference!
Global, the media & entertainment group, created Global’s Make Some Noise in 2014 to offer a voice and a lifeline to small charities and projects that are doing inspiring work to help disadvantaged youngsters but are struggling to be heard. Global unites its brands including Heart, Capital, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, to raise money and awareness for the projects it supports by giving them a platform to tell their stories to a weekly audience of 30 million.
Grants are awarded to projects across the UK that help disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disablity or lack of opportunity. In its first three years, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised nearly nearly £6 million and raised awareness for 135 incredible charities and projects around the UK.