Young Gloucestershire is delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of Global Media’s (Heart Radio) beneficiary charities for their Make Some Noise appeal for 2018. This is great news for us and the young people we work with across Gloucestershire. 

Make Some Noise is Global’s registered charity. This means they run events which listeners and YG supporters can get involved with. Recently we attended a charity football match which saw celebs battling it out on the pitch watched by local supporters. 

As the fundraiser, I originally met local Heart Radio staff back in 2015 to highlight the work YG does with young people in the county. We have kept in touch and when we applied this year we were hopeful we would be successful.

On 3rd April, we received the e-mail we had been hoping for telling us that we would be part of the 2018 campaign. This is music to our ears – please excuse the pun!

Make Some Noise also have places available in other bigger events such as the London Marathon and a Great Wall of China trek. While it may seem strange that we would promote fundraising events from another charity, don’t forget that the more money Make Some Noise raises, the more money can be donated to YG as well as the other charities that are involved in the 2018 appeal.    

YG’s involvement in Make Some Noise will provide us with vital funds for our work in The Link. We see more young people visiting each year for advice and guidance on employment, education and training, money and benefit support, housing advice and referrals, drug & alcohol support and mental-health counselling. Being involved in the appeal will enable us to look at expanding our services, as well as showcase the young people we work with, the challenges some of them face and how YG helps by promoting confidence, skills and opportunities to improve their lives. 

Please support Make Some Noise this year – YG is thrilled and proud to be involved.