Children in Need livestream raises £165

By Alex Leadbitter

A charity livestream was held in De Montfort University’s Students’ Union on Friday, (Nov 16), to raise money for Children in Need.

The livestream was broadcast by the team at Demon Media and was available to watch on Demon TV.

The charity livestream lasted for six and a half hours and included acts such as musicians, a range of different DMU societies and interactive games such as Pictionary and quizzes.

There was also a face painting challenge in which the hosts had to have their faces painted as accurately as they could to look like Pudsey, the mascot for Children in Need.

Face painting fun: DMU students get into the spirit of Children in Need

Thom Chapman, 20, Head of Events for Demon Media, said: “We’re so lucky that DMU has so much to offer that we are able to put on a six and a half hour livestream and fill it with such great acts and performances.

“We knew it would be a challenge to organise this but once people knew we were doing it for Children in Need, we got so much support and we’ve had so much help from so many amazing people.”

The DMU societies that took part in the livestream included Bollywood Society, Salsa Society, Women’s hockey and DMU’s Theatre Society who performed a song from the musical Wicked.

Mr Chapman continued: “Although this isn’t the first time De Montfort has put on an event in aid of Children in Need, it is the first charity livestream the university has put on so we’re quite proud to be able to be the first people to do that.

“We can not only raise money for an amazing cause but also showcase what DMU has to offer.”

As well as DMU performances, external musicians also played such as Kelechi who played a stripped back version of his upcoming singles.

At the end of the livestream, the team had managed to raise £165 but you can still donate by texting demc63 and adding the amount you wish to donate. A JustGiving page was also set up which you can visit at

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