Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston help raise more than £4million for charity with gruelling challenges

Isobel Frodsham
Heart Radio

Capital and Heart Radio presenters have helped raise more than £4 million for charity after tackling a series of challenges.

Presenters including Amanda Holden, Jamie Theakston and Roman Kemp faced a series of tasks such as skydiving and travelling across the UK in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.

The charity, which held its annual event on Friday, aims to support smaller charities that help disadvantaged children, young people and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Theakston, who presents Heart Breakfast, completed a gruelling 650-mile cycle from Edinburgh to London, taking in eight cities in eight days for his Bike Britain challenge.

Triumphant: Jamie Theakston at the finish line on Friday

Last month, his Heart Breakfast co-host Holden jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet for a Big Skydive challenge.

Kemp, who hosts Capital Breakfast, travelled 1,000 miles around the UK to present five breakfast shows in five days, but without money or the help of his phone in Roman’s No Money Road Trip.

Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway starred in five roles in five smash hit shows in London’s West End in just one day, including Mamma Mia!, Waitress, School of Rock The Musical, Magic Mike Live and BIG The Musical.

Radio X’s Chris Moyles faced his fear of heights by hosting his show live from London’s Emirates Air Line Cable Car as his listeners kept donating to keep him in the air.

Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau pulled a 400lb piano almost five miles across central London, from Classic FM’s studios in the heart of Leicester Square to the Royal Albert Hall.

Stephen Miron, group chief executive of Global, said: “We’ve raised a staggering £4.1 million for Global’s Make Some Noise and we’ve raised awareness for small projects and charities that do incredible work but that struggle to be heard.

“This truly will help transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity across the UK, and we’d like to say a massive thank you to the entire Global family, our friends and especially our listeners for their generosity and support.”

To donate £5 to Global’s Make Some Noise, text NOISE to 70766 with 100% of donations going to Global's Make Some Noise.

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