Musicians and radio presenters support emergency appeal

Musicians and radio presenters are supporting a new emergency appeal to help those affected by coronavirus.

Stars including Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Katy Perry, Chris Martin and Little Mix have donated “money can’t buy” prizes to the appeal. The funds are being raised for small charities that are “helping those experiencing grief, poverty, domestic abuse, loneliness, illness and mental health problems, as well as carers and care workers”. The appeal is being organised by Make Some Noise, the charity of Heart, LBC and Capital owners Global.

Fans will have a chance of winning video calls and virtual gigs with world famous artists. Prizes will be up for grabs on Heart, Classic FM, Capital, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Gold and Capital XTRA. An online auction has also opened with items including a private guitar lesson with James Bay, handwritten lyrics from Coldplay’s Chris Martin and VIP tickets to Dua Lipa’s 2021 tour.

Radio presenters are also providing lots for the auction. Listeners can bid on a virtual wine tasting with Shelagh Fogarty, a cuppa with Smooth’s Angie Greaves and the chance to play tennis with Andrew Castle.

Budding guitarists can listen to Radio X to win a Fender Jazzmaster guitar signed by Noel Gallagher.

On Friday 19th June the Global stations Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Gold and PopBuzz will join together to raise money for those most affected by coronavirus. On Heart Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden have been shining a light on fundraising heroes from small charities around the country with Jamie & Amanda’s Charity Challengers.

“Coronavirus has impacted so many lives in so many different ways, but the most vulnerable are struggling to cope,” said Emma Bradley, Director of Global Goodness.

“Local charities are a lifeline for those in need and during these challenging and unprecedented times, these organisations are needed more than ever, both on the frontline now and in months to come, as demand for their services increases.”

More information on the appeal and auction can be found at