Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau just pulled a piano across London – all for a great cause

13 September 2019, 08:20 | Updated: 11 October 2019, 10:01

Watch Tim’s incredible effort and achievement raising money for Classic FM’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.

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On Tuesday 8 October, Classic FM’s Piano Pull saw More Music Breakfast presenter, Tim Lihoreau – joined by members of the Classic FM family to help along the way – pull a piano (that’s right, a real full-sized upright piano) through London – all for a great cause.

Tim pulled the piano from the Classic FM studios all the way to the Royal Albert Hall – in time for Classic FM Live that night. And just so he didn’t lose his way on the streets of London, a few fellow Classic FM presenters joined him along the way.

And what’s more, apparently nobody has ever officially pulled a piano that far, so Tim’s aiming for a World Record attempt to boot!

Tim Lihoreau pulls a piano across London
Tim Lihoreau pulls a piano across London. Picture: Classic FM

The Classic FM Piano Pull is all in aid of our wonderful charity, Global’s Make Some Noise, which funds and empowers projects, helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families, around the UK.

As Tim recovers from the epic instrumental feat, he’s asking for your support. So far Tim has raised over £42,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise (that’s £12,000 more than his original target!) and has had many incredible messages of support.

Tim pulls a piano across London for Global's Make Some Noise
Tim pulls a piano across London for Global's Make Some Noise. Picture: Classic FM

Donate to Classic FM's Piano Pull now

Click here to support Tim and his fellow presenters on Classic FM’s Piano Pull.

You can also donate by text.

To give £10, £20 or £30, text PIANO10, PIANO20 or PIANO30 to 70766

Texts cost £10, £20 or £30 + SNC. 100% of your donation goes to Global’s Make Some Noise. 16+ only. Ts&Cs at makesomenoise.com.

Follow the Classic FM Piano Pull

We tweeted and instagrammed every step of Tim’s mammoth pianistic journey: here’s how it all went down...

Setting off at Classic FM Towers

It’s a sunny morning in London, and Tim is setting off on the Classic FM #PianoPull – do get in touch with your support!

A visit to Buckingham Palace

And a little serenade to Her Majesty. Because you know what? Tim had a piano with him.

Getting closer to the Royal Albert Hall.

Tim pulls his piano up Constitution Hill, and is more than a little out of breath now. You can do it, Tim!

Tim visits Global’s Make Some Noise charity, Cam Sight

On 24 September, Tim popped into one of the charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise – Cam Sight.

Cam Sight is a small charity based in Cambridgeshire that supports people of all ages including children, young people and their families living with low vision and blindness.

The charity’s ‘Children and Young People’s Service’ helps families to overcome the barriers of visual impairment in childhood, and includes counselling, group sessions, life skills training including technology training, as well as home visits. Cam Sight works to enhance independence of children and young people with sight loss, improve their wellbeing, and increase their inclusion in their local communities.

Tim visits Global’s Make Some Noise-supported charity, Cam Sight
Tim visits Global’s Make Some Noise-supported charity, Cam Sight. Picture: Classic FM

How Make Some Noise will support Cam Sight

We’re raising money to fund Cam Sight’s Family Support Worker, who will provide vital emotional and practical support to families. The role is incredibly important and supports children, young people and their families, helping them come to terms with sight loss and grow up happily and independently.

What is Classic FM’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise?

Global’s Make Some Noise is Classic FM’s charity, funding and empowering projects across the UK to help disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

Make Some Noise focuses on making a difference through lots of local charities around the country, rather than one big charity that might not reach everyone who needs it.

Make Some Noise funds vital equipment and life-changing services to help children and young people through challenging times, including therapy, counselling, nursing and support groups.

Find out more at makesomenoise.com.

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