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Young carers to benefit from surprise £75,000 donation

Heart Gloucestershire presenter Warren Moore surprised Gloucestershire Young Carers with a cheque for £75,800 raised by Global's Make Some Noise.

The charity was hoping for a grant of £36,282 but thanks to the generosity of listeners across Global's radio brands, Global's Make Some Noise donated more than double that amount.

Gloucestershire Young Carers works with more than 1,000 young carers in Gloucestershire supporting young carers whose lives are affected by illness or diability in their family, working to minimise the physical and emotional impact of caring.

The money raised by Heart Gloucestershire and Global's Make Some Noise will go towards funding the cost of the charity's young carers' respite groups in eight localities across the county for two years.

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 Gloucestershire Young Carers 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 Gloucestershire managing editor, Marcus Langreiter said: "Global's Make Some Noise plays such an important role in raising awareness of small charities like Gloucestershire Young Carers. The kindness of listeners means that Global's Make Some Noise can more than double its donation, which will help Gloucestershire Young Carers care for more people helping others.

Jane Dyer, fundraising and marketing manager at Gloucestershire Young Carers, said: "We cannot thank Heart Glocuestershire and its listeners enough for their incredible support.

"As a benificary of Global's Make Some Noise, we were hoping for a grant of £36,282 but when they surprised us with a cheque for £75,800 we were totally overwhelmed.

"The extra funds will help us to fund young carers' respite groups well into 2019. This will make a huge difference to the number of carers we can look after."

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