Heart radio raise thousands of pounds for Anna’s Hope charity

Ros Webb, Carole Hughes and Kev Lawrence
Ros Webb, Carole Hughes and Kev Lawrence

Peterborough radio station Heart 102.7 handed over a cheque for £4,660 to Anna’s Hope, the local charity that provides support to children and young people diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The money was raised through the radio station’s ‘Global’s Make Some Noise’ – a national charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people across Cambridgeshire and the rest of the UK.

One of the highlights of last autumn’s appeal was an auction where the winning family enjoyed a personal tour of the Harry Potter studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, led by actor Warwick Davis.

The grant will be spent on equipment and support to enhance the work of the Anna’s Hope Therapy Team that supports Brainbow, a pioneering neuro-oncology rehabilitation service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The equipment includes specialist chairs to help patients’ mobility, weighted blankets for sensory work, and assessment tools to analyse and help improve eating and movement.

The grant will also fund family and patient support group meetings and events.

Carole Hughes, founder of Anna’s Hope, said: “Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and, for those who survive, their lives can be severely compromised.

“Our aim is to support children diagnosed with a brain tumour through rehabilitation so that they can reach their full potential.

“On behalf of Anna’s Hope we are very grateful to everyone at Heart Cambridgeshire and Global for the generous grant we have received from their Make Some Noise Appeal. Every penny will make a difference to children in the region with brain tumours.”

Pictured are Carole (centre) with Kev Lawrence and Ros Webb, Heart Breakfast presenters.