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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 £6 million and raised awareness for 135 incredible charities and projects around the UK.

Lynne Powrie, Chief Executive at Carers Bromley, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of Global and its listeners.  We knew we were getting a grant for £35,516 from Global’s Make Some Noise but they surprised us with an extra £26,784, taking the total to £62,300, and completely surpassing our expecations.  We want to thank Global and its listeners for their support.  Through this funding we’ll be able to support more young carers with their caring role - it’s about the difference we can make in 2017 and beyond.”

Carers Bromley supports more than 1,000 young carers aged 4 to 18 who are providing support to their family where someone is affected by a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue, or alcohol or substance misuse. The money raised by Global’s Make Some Noise will completely fund the cost of a Young Carers Support Worker for two years. This post will provide 1-to-1 emotional support to young people and give them the opportunity to talk about the difficulties they face.

Emma Bradley, director of Global’s Make Some Noise, said: “Global’s Make Some Noise is all about finding and championing small charities that can often struggle for funding.  We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to help so many inspiring services right across the UK, all thanks to our fabulous supporters.  So, however you got involved, from cake baking to bucket shaking, from fear facing to marathon racing – we’d like to say a huge thanks for helping us to make some noise for Carers Bromley.”

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