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Young carers charity recieves £62,000 from Global to fund support worker for two years

PUBLISHED: 17:41 26 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 28 April 2017

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Global's Make Some Noise campaign supports small charities and was set up in 2014

Carers Bromley has received a £62,300 grant from media and entertainment group, Global, raised by it’s annual Make Some Noise Event.

The charity supports more than 1,000 young carers between four and 18 who are providing support for their family where someone is affected by a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue, or alcohol or substance abuse.

The money from Global, who run radio stations Heart and Capital, will fund the cost of a support worker to assist a young carer for two years. This will provide one-to-one emotional support, and give them the opportunity to talk about the difficulties they face.

Lynne Powrie, chief executive at Carers Bromley, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the generosity of Global and its listeners. We knew we were getting a grant for £35,516 from Make Some Noise but they surprised us with an extra £26,784, taking the total to £62,300, and completely surpassing our expecations. Through this funding we’ll be able to support more young carers with their caring role - it’s about the difference we can make in 2017 and beyond.”

Emma Bradley, director of Global’s Make Some Noise, said: “Global’s Make Some Noise is all about finding and championing small charities that can often struggle for funding.

“We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to help so many inspiring services right across the UK, all thanks to our fabulous supporters. So, however you got involved, from cake baking to bucket shaking, from fear facing to marathon racing, we’d like to say a huge thanks for helping us to make some noise for Carers Bromley.”

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