Legendary Sheff DJ Jamie Duggan raises over £12,000 for the NHS

Millions watched the live stream

Iconic bassline pioneer and resident of Tank nightclub, Jamie Duggan, has raised over £12,000 for the NHS to help battle coronavirus.

Donations flooded in throughout the live Facebook event, which was streamed for a whopping 15 hours and showcased Jamie’s tunes from the “past, present and future.”

The DJ’s original target of £2,500 was smashed throughout the set, during which Jamie estimates over two million people tuned in.

Duggan during the live event. Copyright: user (UGC)

The money raised has been pledged to support patients impacted by the coronavirus crisis, as well as NHS charities, staff and volunteers.

Jamie thanked all the key workers, and wrote on Facebook: “We pretty much had between 3000-4000 listeners all day.

“We easily had over two million views and it probably reached double that amount! That’s INSANE!”

He went on to say: “I hope I kept you all entertained… the toughest task I had was to try and keep a balance of all the genres as I know you all wanted to hear something different from the last 25 years!”

Alongside the money raised, Jamie has also pledged 700 free tickets for NHS staff to his events, including nights at Tank.