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Heart reaches listeners all across the country thanks to our amazing regional stations, and what a year they've had! With some heartwarming events on the 2014 calendar we've had happy tears and triumphs in Scotland, baby joy in Exeter, amazing aerial announcements in Newcastle and a man-made beach in Milton Keynes. See our best moments of the year right here...
Peter Hall (centre) is a survivor of a life-limiting diagnosis of cancer. He underwent a bone marrow transplant and suffered with bacterial meningitis and septicaemia in 2000. "I was not expected to survive this particular episode - and my family were even called and came to say their goodbyes. I'm delighted to say that the docs got it wrong!" he laughed. Peter represented Essex in Global's charity event Make Some Noise raising money by cycling for Havens Hospices. Thank you Peter!
The Commonwealth Games came to Scotland with Glasgow as the host city. It was Team Scotland¹s most successful games and who could forget the moment local lad Ross Murdoch won the 200m breaststroke. Sob!
The team at Heart Sussex teamed up with Peter Andre to record this hilarious rendition of 'Snow Is Falling' by Shakin Stevens. The pop star sung alongside Heart breakfast's Jack The Lad, as well as Tom and Nic, to create some Christmas cheer - radio style! Listen to it by clicking on the link below...
Heart Exeter's breakfast presenter Caroline Cook brought a new baby into the world this year - always a cause for celebration! Here's a picture of her beautiful boy Jack who was born on November 9th 2014.
This picture captures the moment locals in Cardiff came together in support of Global's Make Some Noise earlier this year. Choir after choir turned up in support of the charity to sing as one monster choir which completely blew everyone away.
Heart was launched on May 6th, 2014 in Yorkshire. They team hired a plane to spread the word on a beautifully crisp morning as Dixie and Emma launched Heart Breakfast and the plane flew over West and South Yorkshire while they were on air!
This smiling snap was taken on Saturday 5th June at the D-Day Commemorations along Southsea seafront in Portsmouth. It was a weekend of entertainment and activities for all the family featuring music from the 1940s, arena displays and parades, a vintage market, street theatre performances and much more. Plus the Heart Angels were on site giving listeners the chance to win a holiday to Normandy!
The muddiest event of the year returned to the River Blackwater as 300 competitors raced through the mud of the estuary to raise thousands of pounds for local charities. With a whole host of amazing fancy dress costumes on display, it was a colourful and hilarious day for all!
We enjoyed a long warm summer this year, and because many of our listeners live hundreds of miles from the seaside, we decided to bring the seaside to them! Milton Keynes took over one of the largest indoor beaches in the UK and provided hundreds of buckets and spades for kids to play with, and a super-sized version to have their pictures taken in.
Heart arrived in the North East with a little help from one of our national presenters. Mark Wright headed to Newcastle to launch yet another fab branch of our radio station this May!
Legendary cycle race the Tour De France passed through the beautiful village of Finchingfield this summer with a huge crowd to cheer them on!