HEART SOUTH WEST Surprises Livewire Youth Project With £80,000 From Global’s Make Some Noise

HEART SOUTH WEST Surprises Livewire Youth Project With £80,000 From Global’s Make Some Noise


Saltash, Cornwall. February 13, 2018: Today Heart South West Breakfast show presenters Matt and Victoria surprised Livewire Youth Project with a cheque for £80,000 raised by Global’s Make Some Noise.

The charity was hoping for a grant of almost £38,000 but thanks to the generosity of listeners across Global’s radio brands, Global’s Make Some Noise donated more than double that amount.

Livewire supports more than 1,000 children and their families in the South West providing young people with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally and musically in a safe and supportive environment. The money raised by Heart South West and Global’s Make Some Noise will fund the cost of their ‘Heart and Soul’ mental health project which is a music orientated mental health support service for young people aged 5-21.

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, disability or lack of opportunity.  Global’s Make Some Noise gives charities such as Livewire Youth Project 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 South West managing editor, Richard Spencer said: “Global’s Make Some Noise plays such an important role in raising awareness of small charities like Livewire. The kindness of listeners means that Global’s Make Some Noise can more than double its donation, which will help Livewire care for more children with mental health issues.

Andy Rance, Youth Work Co-ordinator at Livewire said: “We cannot thank Heart South West and its listeners enough for their incredible support.  As a beneficiary of Global’s Make Some Noise, we were hoping for a grant of almost £38,000 but when they surprised us with a cheque for £80,000 we were totally overwhelmed. The extra funds will allow us to offer mental health support for two years helping over 170 vulnerable young people.”

He added, “It means that long-term, we can establish the ‘Heart and Soul Mental Health’ project,  develop it over the next two years and hopefully fully integrate it into Livewire’s overall vision for local young people, ensuring the most vulnerable in our community have access to a stable and professional service to help them through their challenges and to become resilient and fully participating members of society.

This would not have been possible without the kindness and generosity of each person who has supported Global’s ‘Make Some Noise’s’ fundraising campaign – from listener’s donations to the wonderful, creative fundraising activities that individuals and groups have organised up and down the country.  it would also not have been possible without the crucial support from Global’s ‘Make Some Noise’ team, who have been a real blessing to work with throughout this campaign.

We’d like to thank ALL those people sincerely and from the bottom of our hearts for the funding and support. Thanks to you, we can make the ‘Heart and Soul Mental Health Project’ a reality for those desperate young people who need the service.”

About Global’s Make Some Noise:

Global’s Make Some Noise is a national charity, established in 2014, that gives a voice to small charities and projects across the UK that struggle to raise awareness.  Global has brought together its brands Heart, Capital, LBC, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold which reach a combined 25 million people every week on the radio alone, to raise money to change the lives of youngsters across the UK. Since 2014, more than £11 million has been raised to help disadvantaged young people. Global’s Make Some Noise is an appeal operated by Global Charities, a registered charity in England and Wales (1091657) and Scotland (SC041475). More information is available at makesomenoise.com.

About Global: Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company.  With a portfolio of some of the largest and most respected media brands and music events, Global reaches 31 million people every week including 25 million on the radio alone. Global is the second biggest festival company in the UK. The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square and Global has more than 1,600 people working at 32 broadcast centres and offices around the UK, the US and in France and Germany.  Ashley Tabor OBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Richard Park is Group Executive Director & Director of Broadcasting and Lord Allen is Chairman.  Tabor created Global in 2007.



Media enquiries:

Hannah Prigg on 020 7054 8366 or at hannah.prigg@global.com

About Livewire:  Livewire Youth Music Project uses contemporary music to unlock creativity, offering young people, free music, vocal, and technical lessons in a safe and supportive environment, incorporating traditional youth work and a youth club. This combination has proven to be very effective in helping steer young people through the trials and tribulations of growing up, focusing their energy on constructive activities and often leading to improved employability and music industry careers.

Livewire is generously supported by local companies, volunteers, Saltash Town Council and Cornwall Music Education Hub.


Media enquiries:

Andy Rance on 01752 843570 or at andy@livwireyouth.com


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