All over the UK people are running, dancing and singing to raise money for the NHS, but one Cumbrian man is going to DJ live for 24 hours straight in a bid to do his bit during the crisis.
Jonny Donat, the owner of the Canned Heat in Workington and the organiser of the popular festival Soup in the Sticks, will be going live today, Friday April 17, from midday until midday tomorrow, Saturday April 18.
Taking notice of the struggle the NHS staff have to get the amount of PPE required during the Coronavirus Pandemic Jonny wanted to do something to help.
He said: “With what’s going on we’re seeing a system that’s unable to cope, so if there’s anything we can do to help while we have more time than normal we should.”
Jonny’s regular DJ sets, either in the UK or in Ibiza, normally last a few hours, so a 24 hour stream is going to be a tough task, he added: “It’s going to be hard as the longest set I’ve done is six or seven hours, but we’ll take it at a steady pace and I’m sure it’ll be all worth it at the end.”
Throughout the set Jonny will be playing a whole range of music including: soul, funk, disco, house, techno, acid, rave and even ambient breaks.
He’ll also be adding in some of his own music he’s written and created.
Currently Jonny has raised £580 out of his £2,000 target but hopes to exceed this in order to raise as much as he can for the NHS in these difficult times.