Airing awareness for local youngsters
RADIO presenters have been turning up the volume on awareness of a local charity – raising more than £25,000 at the same time.
Heart Four Counties Breakfast presenters Stuart Miles and Katy Hill surprised Thomas’s Fund with a cheque for £25,505 from Global’s Make Some Noise.
Thomas’s Fund provides music therapy in the home for children and young people living in Northamptonshire, who have a life limiting condition or disability that prevents them from attending school for prolonged periods. They also work on the children’s wards at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.
Created by Global, the media & entertainment group, the Make Some Noise project 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.
Heart Four Counties’ managing editor, Mark Sadler said: “We are incredibly proud that Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting Thomas’s Fund. We know it can be difficult for smaller charities and projects to reach donors and we were moved by the work of the team at Thomas’s Fund 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.”
Luc Smith, trustee at Thomas’s Fund said: “We are very grateful to Heart, Global and all their listeners for their generosity in supporting Thomas’s Fund and in helping us raise awareness for all of the work we’re doing.
“The extra funding that Global’s Make Some Noise has given will make a huge difference to our work.”
HEARTFELT: Radio presenters with the cheque for £25,505 raised for Thomas’s Fund.