Demon Media’s RAG event a “success” says Head of Live Events

Demon Media’s 24-hour RAG (Raising and Giving) event was a huge success, the organisation’s Head of Live Events has said.

Dan Wildman described the event as “a great time” which helped raise money for “two fantastic causes”.

“Feedback so far has been really good. It’s been received really well,” he said.

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Demon Media held the 24-hour event on February 25, broadcasting mock TV shows in the style of Children in Need and streaming them via YouTube.

The event follows the student media team’s Demon’s In Space charity effort last year, a 48-hour fundraiser which locked members in a mock spaceship and allowed students to vote for the winners.

Mr Wildman said this year’s charity event, which supported both Mind and Coping with Cancer, was decided following numerous suggestions coming together as one.

“A few members of the organisation team had some really good ideas, so we held a vote to members for which they would like to see become a reality. They chose to combine the ideas together to form something completely new, and it grew from there,” he said.

The broadcast featured De Montfort Students’ Union President, Dan Winney, as well as other members of the student team in various sketches of popular TV shows.

Demon Media members also took part in “embarrassing” challenges, such as being bathed in beans and peas.

One member even dyed their hair pink as £479 was raised by the end of the event.

The success of some of the shows could result in them becoming regular productions, Mr Wildman said.

“A few of the shows are now in our talks to become regular shows on Demon TV, so I’d consider that a success,” he said.

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