24-hour online rave gets over 4,000 streams raising thousands
- Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
Two DJs have raised thousands in a 24-hour online rave for Ipswich charities supporting women suffering from domestic violence and children in need.
Gareth Harper of Romeo Done and friend Gavin Lamb spent Saturday, February 13, DJ'ing for more than 4,000 people who tuned in to their charity livestream for Ormiston Families and Lighthouse Women's Aid.
Mr Harper e.g. DJ Garfie, is splitting the £5,000 raised between the two charities equally and says the event was "absolutely mental".
"The support we had was really amazing and the charities were over the moon with how much how much we raised.
"For everyone who joined in with the stream and donated I can't thank you enough and loads of people have asked if we could make it an annual event."
Deb Johnson, fundraising and training administrator for Lighthouse Women's Aid, said: "It was absolutely amazing and I am really chuffed for them.
"Though the fundraising hasn't been as bad as we expected it to be during the pandemic, donations like this are so important for us."
Kate Higgs, income generation and marketing director for Ormiston Families, said they've had to be creative with fundraising events this year and said: "It was so kind for Gavin and Gareth to do this for us."
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