De Montfort University to host 48-hour charity event

By Emily Barker

Two charities are going to benefit from a 48-hour university fundraising event.

De Montfort University’s student media platform, Demon Media, is going to be broadcasting for 48 consecutive hours to raise money.

The event will involve a 24-hour live stream from DemonTV, plus a 24-hour live broadcast from DemonFM (and a book written by The Demon to raise money).

The charities chosen are mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and an animal charity local to Leicester called Woodside Animal Shelter.

Media and Journalism student Rhys Bailey (Photo: Emily Barker)

Rhys Bailey, 24, is a first year Media and Journalism student and is the organiser of the Lip Sync Battle Raise and Give (RAG) event.

He said: “I’m scared and nervous, but also looking forward to the challenge of editing my first show, but it’s very daunting.

“I have worked the front and back of the camera before for Demon Media, but Lip Sync Battle is the first project I’m fully involved in and running.”

The RAG charity event begins on Friday, March 1, at midday and ends at midday on the Sunday.

There is going to be 48 hours of live and pre-recorded content for this show which will all be free to watch.

Events on the line-up include Lip Sync Battle, Demon Drag Race, a live Drunk Bob Ross programme, Drunk Histories and a music quiz called Quiz Me Baby One More Time.

The whole event will be streamed on Demon Media’s YouTube and Facebook page so viewers can watch as it happens, or re-watch at any time.

Most of the live events will be happening from the TV studio, whereas the pre-recorded content has been shot in a variety of places both on and off campus.

The link to donate will be edited into the footage.

Rhys continues: “My event is a really energetic event, I love music myself so it will be full of good songs and people having some fun.”

You can find them on Facebook and Twitter and the whole event will be streamed on Youtube at Demon TV.

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