A WATERFORD DJ spearheaded a fundraising initiative that has raised over €10k for Irish hospitals, with University Hospital Waterford getting a generous €3,217.54 from the Waterford leg of the online fundraising tour. Stephen Power, who works in The Factory amongst other venues created ‘Clubs Online for the Frontline’ with fellow DJs Mark McCabe (Dublin), Ray Hickey (Athy) and Edward Cullen (Waterford).
The fundraiser hosted a festival style live stream through Facebook Live to “help raise awareness and support the frontline workers”.
“With all nightclubs closed and so many DJs sitting at home we decided to use the time they would usually be in the club to try raise money for the frontline workers,” Stephen Power told the Waterford News & Star. “We used all our connections and managed to get over 30 nightclubs and bars around Ireland to take part along with DJs from each part of the country. Every venue and DJ were more than happy to help and take part which was amazing to see. Even when their world was essentially closed everyone came together to stand behind our frontline staff.”