Global's Make Some Noise: East Midlands

9 October 2014, 10:12

All day today Capital is joining all of Global's other radio stations for Global's Make Some Noise.

The money will go towards helping sick and disadvantaged young people.

In the East Midlands, some of the charities to benefit are CP Sport, Rainbows and When You Wish Upon A Star.


CP Sport
CP Sport are based in Nottingham and help people with cerebral palsy in the UK and East Midlands reach their sporting potential.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people with physical impairments through the provision of appropriate sport and recreational activities.

They help teenagers like Joel, a wheelchair racer:

'I like wheelchair racing because it makes me feel like I belong in this world.

'Well, it feels like I can actually fit into one place, at school I stick out like a sore thumb because I'm always in a chair.'

Nathan & Joel use CP Sport


Rainbows
Rainbows Children's Hospice is the only hospice in the East Midlands where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.

Their team of people helps relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children.

Ryan White from Leicestershire has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition that makes muscles weak.

He goes to Rainbows with him mum Jane, who told Capital he's a fighter:

'Although Ryan is doing incredibly well and he's always said he wants to beat the condition, he's now starting to realise he can't.

'It's taking hold and he can't beat it.'

Ryan uses Rainbows, he goes with his mum


When You Wish Upon A Star
When You Wish Upon A Star is a small charity based in the East Midlands, granting the wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Since the charity began in 1990, they have granted more than 14,500 wishes to children and their families.

Elly had her leg amputated after suffering a rare form of bone cancer.

She had her wish delivered by her hero, Nottingham paralympian Richard Whitehead...he told her she was swimming with dolphins in Florida:

'Yeah, it was really, really good.

'It was amazing, swimming with them, holding onto their fins, rubbery skin and stuff, it was really, really good.'

Elly & her mum talk about When You Wish Upon A Star

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