DJ completes 24-hour charity set behind the decks

A Blackpool DJ completed a marathon 24 hour live set behind the decks in aid of charity.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 2:20 pm

Gary Peck, 40, from Mereside, is well known for his work as a DJ in Blackpool pubs and clubs.

And he kept his listeners enchanted as he played track after track during his DJ session to raise money for suicide prevention charity, Papyrus.

Gary said messages of support helped him through the challenge. He said: “The event was much harder than I thought but people’s messages, donations and the actual reason why I was

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Gary Peck during his marathon DJ set

doing it helped get me through.

“I raise money for Papyrus because I’ve lost friends to suicide and also had many friends lose their friends and family through suicide.

“I’m sure many lives could have been saved with the correct help so I just want people to know that they aren’t alone and there is help out there.”

More than 1,500 people listened in as Gary streamed his DJ set from STU-D-O Blackpool via streaming app Mixcloud and the studio’s Facebook page.

The set started on Saturday, November 28 at 6pm and finished at the same time the following day.

Gary added: “I’d like to pay a special mention to Stuart Haines for allowing me to use his studio for the fundraiser and Stuart and his wife Carol for being on hand for anything I needed.

“We raised around £400 so along with a fundraiser I did last year I’ve raised over £3,000 so far for Papyrus.

“Suicide is the biggest killer in under 35s and Papyrus provides a much needed contact for those with suicidal thoughts or for those who are worried about someone else.”

To donate to Gary’s fundraising, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gazpeck

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