Teens Unite has benefitted from a grant of £4,496 which has been awarded by Global Radio’s Make Some Noise charity.
Global’s Make Some Noise is a national charity, established in 2014, that helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Global has brought together its brands; Capital FM, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, XFM and Gold, which reach a combined 23.2 million people every week. The stations have come together to raise money for over 100 charities including Teens Unite, which improves the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
Teens Unite currently supports over 600 young people from across the UK and the funding has been granted by Global Radio’s Make Some Noise to fund a series of motivational and confidence building workshops organised by the charity. Through these workshops, young people supported by Teens Unite can meet others their age in a similar situation to themselves and gain strength from realising they are not alone in their battle. They can enjoy themselves, socialise and learn new skills.
Since Teens Unite first started working alongside Global Radio in August 2014 as part of the Make Some Noise project, the charity has been presented with a long list of once in a lifetime opportunities. Many of the young people supported by Teens Unite have toured the Global Radio studios and spoken live on air across the stations. Presenters including Stephen Mulhern from Heart FM, Dan O’Connell from XFM and LBC have all visited the Teens Unite respite home in Broxbourne and on two different occasions, two of the young people have joined presenter Margherita Taylor on stage at Classic FM Live held at the Royal Albert Hall.
Emma Bradley, Director, Global Goodness has said: “"Global's Make Some Noise is delighted to support Teens Unite. We're huge fans of the work that they do and we're so pleased that they've been part of our inaugural campaign…to make some noise and change young lives."
Debbie Pezzani, CEO and Founder, Teens Unite has said: “We feel so privileged to have been one of the charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise. Working alongside them over the past eight months has been a whirlwind experience and we have enjoyed many unforgettable experiences that the young people we support can treasure forever.
“Aside from the funding, Global’s Make Some Noise has helped to really put Teens Unite on the map and has raised further awareness for the charity and the work we do. We would like to thank Global’s charity team for their commitment to our cause and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
To find out more about the Make Some Noise campaign visit http://www.makesomenoise.com/.