DJ World Record 2006
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My name is Darren Hartland, a totally blind DJ based in the Northamptonshire area of the UK.
On February 21st 2006, I start my bid to break the Guinness world record for the longest ever DJing marathon. The current official record stands at a mere 74 hours, however several attempts have gone past that figure and are awaiting confirmation from Guinness. My own aim is to DJ non-stop for 96 hours, that's 4 days with no sleep!
So, why the hell would I do such a thing? That's a question I've been asking myself a lot during the last few months. One of the driving factors is that I want to raise in excess of £10,000 for the Dreamflight charity. As a DJ it would've been simple enough to organise a charity disco and send the profits along to Dreamflight, but I wanted to do something a little more challenging and something that would catch the imagination and enthusiasm of my local community. The event is taking place at the Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry and everyone's welcome to come along and watch me slowly go into a 4 day trance. We're also having the whole thing broadcast over the Internet, so if you can't make it to Daventry, you can listen live. I'm currently running a competition from my DJ world record website to see if you can guess how many songs I'll be able to play during my attempt. It costs just £2.00 to enter and you're in charge of how much you win. 50% of the money raised from the competition will go towards the prize jackpot and the rest will be divided in providing prizes to give away during the world record attempt, with the remainder going to Dreamflight. On 9 December, we held a promotional Christmas party at the Daventry leisure Centre to raise further awareness of Dreamflight and February's event. It's unlikely that we have made a profit from it, however, with a bit of luck more folks are aware of what is going on in their town in February and that will generate more cash. We all had a great time and we had some extremely generous sponsors from the local business comunity in respect of prizes. Some of these included: Tickets for the Xfactor live tour in February, tickets to the Cinderella panto at the Deco Theatre, Northampton, go carting passes, cinema passes, UK attractions vouchers etc. Now the party's out the way, the hard work really starts. I'm feeling fitter than I've done in over 20 years and I can't wait to get at it! Dreamflight have recently returned from their latest trip for 194 sick kids and by all accounts they had a brilliant time, they even got to swim with dolphins, the lucky devils! I really hope you are able to help with a donation and it will help to make sure that incurably sick and disabled kids get their dream holiday in 2006. You can get all the details of my world record attempt from www.dont-stop-the-music.com Also, feel free to send me a message, either from the contact page or by signing the guestbook on www.dont-stop-the-music.com Once again, many many thanks for your donation and I hope you can either make it to Daventry in February 2006 or you'll be listening live over the net. All the best Darren Hartland
Charity Registration No. 1117303
Dreamflight's aim is to take seriously ill and disabled children to Orlando for the holiday of a lifetime visiting the Theme Parks. To bring some fun and joy to these children whose illnesses cause pain, distress and disruption to their lives.
Donation by Lynn on 29/01/06
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Daz i know you can do it, this will be on trouble compare to the time i make you train running aroun
Donation by Captain on 12/12/05
+ £14.10 Gift Aid
Donation by rat on 13/11/05
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Play some northern soul for me mate - even though i cant make it. - and good luck!!
Donation by SoulTrader on 03/10/05
+ £28.21 Gift Aid
Sorry I'm not a UK citizen. Seems colonials are truly kicked out of the nest.
Donation by Audrey on 12/08/05
Good luck Daz, Don`t play the same tune twice!!
Donation by SteveMitchell www.djsunited.co.uk on 20/07/05
+ £3.15 Gift Aid
Donation by Rosalind Atwood on 04/07/05
+ £16.92 Gift Aid
Good luck my man. I found this site via whitestick.co.uk btw, a greplace for blind folks like me.
Donation by Che on 24/06/05
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Donation by Tom Lorimer Jr on 05/06/05
Donation by Dj Kray on 28/04/05
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Good luck and now we know you are totally mad!
Donation by www.dynamicdiscos.co.uk on 26/04/05
Good luck Darren - Keep washing the Pro-plus down with the Red Bull !
Donation by Gary of www.djsunited.co.uk on 26/04/05
+ £3.42 Gift Aid
Donation by www.atlantawalkingpaths.com on 05/04/05
Donation by good luck Darren on 15/03/05
+ £1.41 Gift Aid
Donation by Anonymous on 13/03/05
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£443.61
- Offline donations£153.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£596.61
- Gift Aid£77.08
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