This weekend saw Steadfast, the new classical single written by Howard Goodall, help Global make history to raise more than £1 million for their brand new charity, Make Some Noise.
Tenor Alfie Boe joined a range of other stars to record Steadfast at the AIR studios, London. Flying in from America, Alfie tweeted to composer Howard Goodall, "I flew in from America for one line"!.
Other stars featured on the single include tenor Wynne Evans, pictured below with Alfie, soprano Laura Wright and a host of Classic FM presenters such as Alexander Armstrong, John Suchet, Myleene Klass, Aled Jones, Tim Lihoreau and Catherine Bott.
At the time of writing, the single was steadily climbing the classical iTunes chart and heading towards the pop charts too - click here to download. Alternatively, text NOISE to 70070 to donate £5. 100% of the money raised will go to helping disadvantaged young people around the UK.
Global's eight brands, Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, XFM, Smooth and Gold, all took part in fundraising for Global's Make Some Noise. Staff at Global's 22 broadcast centres around the country, plus schools, colleges and workplaces participated in a whole host of fundraising activities to help improve young lives.
Capital FM's Lisa Snowdon was suspended 244 metres above London as she washed the windows of The Shard, having failed to raise as much money as her co-host Dave Berry. Taylor Swift, who set the challenge, joined Dave and Lisa at The Shard to cheer Lisa on. Over on Heart, Jenni Falconer was joined by fellow presenters Emma Bunton, Jamie Theakston, Jason Donovan, Emma Willis and Stephen Mulhern and special guest Olly Murs, to cycle the equivalent of Land's End to John O'Groats (874 miles). They completed their task ahead of schedule, in just under 12 hours.
Stephen Miron, group CEO of Global, said: "Global's Make Some Noise has been a huge success and I would like to thank each and every one of our listeners and staff for their incredible efforts in raising so much money. Their contribution will make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. I'm exceptionally proud of what everyone at Global has managed to achieve in the first fundraising appeal for Global's Make Some Noise, and have no doubt that Global's Makes Some Noise in 2015 will be even bigger!"
A version of this article first appeared on www.thoughtsofjustafan.com: