Heart Breakfast presenters Kev and Ros surprised Anna’s Hope with a cheque for £49,650 from Global’s Make Some Noise this morning (Wednesday, April 6).
Global’s Make Some Noise was created by Global, the media and entertainment group. It gives a voice to small charities and projects across the UK that struggle to raise awareness. The projects are often operating on a shoestring or tackling an issue that is not well understood.
Global’s Make Some Noise unites all Global’s brands, including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Radio X, Classic FM, LBC, Smooth and Gold, which reach 24.1 million people every week. Grants are awarded to projects across the UK that help disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disablity or lack of opportunity.
Anna’s Hope, local children’s brain tumour charity supports children in the East of England diagnosed with a brain tumour by providing specialist neuro-rehabilitation support through the Anna’s Hope therapy team, which is part of a pioneering new service called Brainbow at Addendrooke’s hospital.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children, and for those who survive, their lives can be severely compromised. This grant will pay for the Anna’s Hope specialist occupational therapist for a whole year.
Carole Hughes, founder of Anna’s Hope, said: “We are very grateful to Heart, Global and all their listeners for their generosity in supporting Anna’s Hope and in helping us raise awareness for all of the work we’re doing. Anna certainly changed our lives and now is changing the lives of 100’s of children in the region. This extra funding that Global’s Make Some Noise has given will make a huge difference to our work.”
Heart’s managing editor Freddie Scherer said: “We are incredibly proud that Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting Anna’s Hope. We know it can be difficult for smaller projects to reach donors, and we were moved by the work of the team at Anna’s Hope and their stories. We are looking forward to continuing, with our listeners and partners, to raise even more money for even more projects across the UK that are struggling to raise awareness.”