DJ Darren Peat set to spin the decks for 24 hours and raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust

DJ 'Dazzle' Darren Peat, 44, from Bedhampton ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (151209-2395)
DJ 'Dazzle' Darren Peat, 44, from Bedhampton ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (151209-2395)
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  • Bucket collection will take place in Havant
  • This is followed by a non-stop 24-hour DJ set
  • Money raised will go to sexual health charity
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A MEGAMIX of music will be played for 24 hours – with the same DJ pressing the button for each song.

Fundraiser Darren Peat has vowed to stay awake around the clock in order to raise money for charity.

His DJ-ing feat is due to start at 8pm tomorrow, when he will play music, interact with listeners and give away prizes, until 8pm on Saturday.

Money raised will be donated to sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

It’s a cause close to both his and his civil partner Peter Cunningham’s heart as Peter, 43, was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago.

Darren, 44, said: ‘I met Peter on Facebook eight years ago and he was honest with me about his diagnosis.

‘We have been together ever since and had a civil partnership two years ago.

‘The Terrence Higgins Trust is a charity that’s very close to us because it does a lot for people and has certainly been there for us throughout the years.

‘This is our way of giving something back.’

David will be doing his set on online station Homelands Radio from his home in Mitchell Road, Bedhampton.

He added: ‘People can donate £1 and in return can request three songs.

‘There will also be an online raffle and I can Skype listeners and interact with them in that way.

‘It’s going to be a long shift, but I’m geared up for it.’

You would think before such a long show that Darren would rest up in the day.

But instead he will be collecting money at the Meridian Centre, in Havant, near the Clinton cards store.

Sonya Trivedy, executive director of fundraising for the charity said: ‘A huge thank you to Darren for hosting a 24-hour online DJ set and bucket collection. The money raised will help provide vital services for people living with and affected by HIV.

‘As the UK’s leading sexual health and HIV charity, Terrence Higgins Trust offers services to people living with HIV and strives to promote good sexual health to everyone.

‘We provide UK wide services including the THT Direct helpline, myHIV’s online services, and the hardship fund.’

To support Darren text ‘stag89’ to 70070 followed by the amount. To listen, visit homelandsradio.com