DJ plays for 24 hours to help cure diabetes
11:04am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in Streatham
Armed with just a laptop and an ironing board an accountant and father-of-two has completed a 24-hour non-stop DJ set for charity.
DJ Gingersteve – Stephen Eddleston-McGrath, 42, was inspired to take on the challenge by his daughter Roisin, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, his love of music and the chance to play a marathon set over the internet.
Roisin, six, must have her blood sugar level checked at regular times and until recently underwent five or six insulin injections a day.
A transfer to a constant drip feed has improved matters, but still hugely impacts on her life.
Amateur DJ Mr Eddleston-McGrath put on a 17-hour set last year, collecting about £1,500 for diabetes research.
But when his record was broken he was determined to do a full 24 hours.
After months of preparation, the Crystal Palace-based accountant began his live set from his kitchen, running an internet stream from 8am on Saturday all the way though to Sunday morning.
He said: “It was pretty tough. You have sections where you put on a seven or eight-minute track to give yourself a chance to go to the bathroom."
Mr Eddleston-McGrath has already had more than £1,000 pledged and hopes a final push of wellwishers will take him to his target of £2,000.
To sponsor him visit just giving.com/gingersaturday.