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Today Heart West Country presenters Ed, Troy and Paulina surprised We Hear You with a cheque for £76,100 raised by Global’s Make Some Noise.

The charity was hoping for a grant of £37,800 but thanks to the generosity of listeners across Global’s radio brands, Global’s Make Some Noise donated more than double that amount.

We Hear You supports more than 200 children and their families in Bath, North East Somerset, Somerset & Wiltshire through providing emotional support to patients, families, friends and carers who have been touched by cancer or any other life threatening conditions. The money raised by Heart West Country and Global’s Make Some Noise will double the amount of weekly Talk It Over counselling sessions over the next two years, delivering life-changing benefits for the people helped by We Hear You.

Global’s Make Some Noise is the official charity of Global, the Media & Entertainment group, and home to Capital, Heart, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold.

Global’s Make Some Noise helps small charities and projects dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disablity or lack of opportunity.  Global’s Make Some Noise gives charities such as We Hear You a platform to reach an audience of more than 25 million weekly listeners through Global’s radio brands.

Every year, grants are awarded to small projects across the country to help fund the vital services they offer. Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised more than £11 million and helped 192 incredible charities and projects.

Heart West Country managing editor, Paul Andrew said: ‘Global’s Make Some Noise plays such an important role in raising awareness of small charities like We Hear You. The kindness of listeners means that Global’s Make Some Noise can more than double its donation, which will help We Hear You care for more children that have been affected by serious illnesses.’

Gemma Wilkes, Fundraising and Communications Manager at We Hear You, said: ‘We cannot thank Heart West Country and its listeners enough for their incredible support.  As a benificary of Global’s Make Some Noise, we were hoping for a grant of £37,800 but when they surprised us with a cheque for £76,100 we were totally overwhelmed. The extra funds will allow us to double the amount of weekly Talk It Over counselling sessions over the next two years, providing new services in new areas. This will make a huge difference to number of children and young people we can look after.’

To access help for a child or young person affected by cancer or another life threatening condition, please call 01373455255 or email info@wehearyou.org.uk.

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