Sheffield DJ’s 15-hour live set raises over £12,000 for NHS workers and volunteers
An iconic Sheffield DJ, who made his name as a pioneer of bassline, has raised over £12,000 for the NHS by hosting a 15-hour live set.
Jamie Duggan, who was a resident DJ at the legendary Niche nightclub and is now resident at Tank, performed the live, non-stop set to thousands of people on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday and Sunday.
The live broadcast started at 12pm and promised to take viewers on a journey through all of Jamie’s records and music from his 20-year career, ‘past, present and future’.
Donations rolled in throughout the night and into the early hours, well exceeding the original target of £2,500 with a grand total of £12,002 raised to support NHS charities, staff, volunteers, and patients impacted by the Covid-19 crisis
Posting on Facebook, Jamie thanked everyone for donating, adding: “That money will be going to the frontline NHS key workers and volunteers that are out there risking their lives and safety for us all! THANK YOU to everyone of them.
“We pretty much had between 3000-4000 listeners all day. I don’t know the exact overall stats because Facebook has wiped all the videos but I’d estimate between all the streams throughout the day we easily had over two million views and it probably reached double that amount! That’s INSANE!
“I hope I kept you all entertained throughout the day, the toughest task I had was to try keep a balance of all the genres as I know you all wanted to hear something different from the last 25 years! Hopefully I did that.
“On a more personal note, honestly the amount of love, messages & comments I’ve had in the past 24 hours is overwhelming. I literally can’t get to the bottom of them there’s that many. They’re absolutely everywhere and I appreciate that massively, thank you all!”
In addition to the fundraising, Jamie is giving away 700 free tickets to frontline NHS staff to events run by Wired Events – a company set up by Jamie – including Bassfest, 90's fest, Parked Out or events at Tank nightclub.
For more information or to donate click here. Jamie will be live again at 6pm on Saturday, April 18.