Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is delighted to receive £5,000 from the Make Some Noise Appeal, the inaugural fundraising initiative from Global, the media and entertainment group.

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, to raise money for charities including Winston’s Wish.

Each year, Winston’s Wish supports over 30,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. These in-depth support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, homicide, suicide and also through military service.

Winston’s Wish also received airtime across the aforementioned stations as part of the Make Some Noise Appeal; scope for a huge and diverse audience to learn about the bereavement support available from the charity, including its national helpline (08452 03 04 05) and interactive website (

Kathryn Leverett, Community and Events Fundraising Team Leader at Winston’s Wish, outlines the charity’s gratitude for the Make Some Noise funding. She commented:

“We were delighted to be part of Global’s Make Some Noise appeal, and to have had exposure from being on their website.  The grant of £5,000 awarded to us will go towards supporting our family services practitioners. Demands on the family services practitioners – who deliver our bereavement support programmes to children and their families – has grown by 30% over the last year. Practitioners meet with the family both in their own home and at our family centres to offer appropriate support and guidance”.

Global’s Make Some Noise is awarding grants to projects that help children and young people who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity.

Over 100 charities will benefit from the first year of Make Some Noise; meaning that over 200,000 children and young people will be supported through the funding in 2015.

Emma Bradley, Director of Global Goodness, added:

“Global’s Make Some Noise is delighted to support Winston’s Wish. 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”.