10th Dec, 2016

Heart FM present Zoe's Place with £50,000 cheque

Shaun Reynolds 18th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HEART FM breakfast show presenters Ed James and Rachel New surprised Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice on Thursday (April 14) morning with a cheque for £50,000.

The cheque was presented by Global’s Make Some Noise – who provide a voice to small charities and projects across the UK that struggle to raise awareness.

Grants are awarded to projects across the UK that help disadvantaged youngsters living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry provide ‘home from home’ environments for babies and infants aged from birth to five years old who have life limiting or life threatening conditions.

As the only baby specific hospices in the UK, they offer palliative, respite and end of life care completely free of charge as well as ongoing support to families.

The money raised by Global’s Make Some Noise means the hospice can offer their services to more families and recruit more nurses.

Heart’s west midlands managing editor, Paul Gerrard, said: “We are incredibly proud that Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting Zoe’s Place.

“We know it can be difficult for smaller charities to reach donors, and we were moved by the work of the team at Zoe’s Place and their stories.

“We are looking forward to continuing with our listeners and partners and to raise even more money for projects across the UK that are struggling to raise awareness.”

Gina Harris, deputy head of care at Zoe’s Place said: “We are very grateful to Heart, Global and all their listeners for their generosity in supporting Zoe’s Place and in helping us raise awareness for all of the work we’re doing.

“The extra funding that Global’s Make Some Noise has given will make a huge difference to our children and families.”