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Gateshead Day Centre is 1 of 100 Small UK Charities Chosen for Support by Global's Make Some Noise

Local charity, Teams and Bensham Community Care, is celebrating after being chosen by Global's Make Some Noise to receive support to continue to bring vulnerable older people together to socialise and enjoy a hot meal.

The popular day centre, based in Teams, Gateshead, will be able to continue it's men's groups, lunch clubs, hot meal delivery service and activities thanks to the generosity of the donations that people make to the Global's Make Some Noise campaign.

The support that Teams and Bensham Community Care provides is needed more than ever after a prolonged period of isolation and staying safe indoors, to help people to regain confidence and reestablish connections they have missed since March 2020.

Global's Make Some Noise Campaign this year focuses on the services that people would be "Lost Without." The campaign is being promoted in the run up to Global's Make Some Noise Day on Friday 8th October, where money is raised to give to charities across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. The funding helps people to feel safe, feel well, feel included and feel prepared, which can by through shelter and safety, by supporting physical and mental health, preventing isolation and improving life skills. 

Michelle Scott, Trustee of Teams and Bensham Community Care, says "We're delighted to be chosen for support from Global's Make Some Noise, and this year's "Lost Without' campaign is one we are proud to be part of. Our centre closed for 14 months during the coronavirus crisis, and with regular wellbeing calls and hot meal deliveries, we stayed in close contact with older people in the community. Many told how lost they felt during this time, not being able to see their friends from our centre face-to-face. Many of our regular attendees couldn't wait to return, and we're so pleased to be witnessing their confidence and connections returning now that our centre is open. Thanks to the support from Global's Make Some Noise, more older people in Gateshead will be able to come to our centre were they can feel welcome, included and connected, and continue to rebuild their wellbeing amongst their friends."

For more information about the men's groups, hot meal deliveries and lunch clubs available at Teams and Bensham Community Care, call 0191 4600297 or visit the charity's website

How you can get involved in the Global's Make Some Noise #LostWithout campaign.

Global’s Make Some Noise Day 2021 is back on Friday 8th October!

Add the date to your diary and play your part by raising money for small and local charities in your community and across the UK.

Throughout October, Global's Make Some Noise will be making loads of noise across Heart, Radio X, Classic FM, Capital, Capital Xtra, Gold, LBC, and Smooth.

There'll be a chance to win some money-can’t-buy prizes, as well as the opportunity to get your hands on some exclusive bespoke products from your favourite radio stations! Check out what’s on offer here.

You can do something to shout about, big or small, individually or in a team, to make a real difference. You have the potential to improve someone’s life.

The work of Global's Make Some Noise helps people who don’t have a safe place to call home, people who are struggling with their mental health or caring for loved ones, people who live on their own and are socially isolated and people who need support to turn their lives around.

Don't know where to start? Here are just a few fundraising ideas to spark some inspiration....

  1. Dress loud! We want you to make some noise and what better way to stand out than by dressing up crazy for a day at work or school to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise.

  2. Challenge yourself! Get involved in some endurance challenges for example London Marathon, National Three Peaks Challenge, London Royal Parks Challenge, or Conqueror Virtual Fitness Challenges.

  3. Challenge others! Lead a dance class, a silent disco party or get competitive with a sports tournament and ask family and friends to pay to play.

  4. Cook up something special! You could organise a bake sale in the office, start a weekly coffee and cake morning, sell boxes of brownies, or host a ticketed dinner party?

  5. Round-up! You can donate to Global’s Make Some Noise by simply downloading the Roundups app to donate your spare change to make a difference to people’s lives. Download it here.

Fancy doing something more unique? Find your niche here.

Start Raising Money in Minutes

Global’s Make Some Noise works across the country identifying community need and funding small charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives.

You can build and customise a fundraising page to share with your friends, family, and colleagues; asking for donations to support small charities across the UK. Head here to get started.

Keep your family and friends updated with all your fun activities and don’t forget to share your fundraising page on social media to spread the word.

We want to see what you get up to! Tag us on Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #MakeSomeNoise.

Now it’s over to you… are you ready to make some noise and make a difference?