DJ Sam Thompson is preparing to take to the decks for two days straight in a Guinness World Record attempt to raise awareness of male rape and sexual violence against men and boys.
The 48-hour marathon radio show will see Sam, who works under the name DJ Bassduckfresh, play a non-stop set on an internet radio station.
Sam, 22, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, was attacked in Manchester last September, shortly after moving here to be with his girlfriend.
He decided to waive his right to anonymity to raise awareness of the subject and to raise much needed funds for a local charity.
Survivors Manchester supports boys and men affected by sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
“When I was attacked last September, I desperately needed help and support to get me through it and Survivors Manchester was there for me,” said Sam.
“There are so few charities available to help men who have been raped or sexually abused that I wanted to help raise awareness and encourage people that help is out there and to break the silence.
“I hope by sharing my story and by raising awareness through this mix I can turn a big ass negative in my life in to something positive by helping others to speak out and seek support.”
Businesses from around the region are being asked to pledge their support for the initiative by sponsoring an hour of the show for a £100 donation.
“We are extremely proud of him for using his experience to create something extremely positive and let men know it’s ok to speak out,” said Duncan Craig of Survivors Manchester.
“I would also like to give huge thanks to everybody supporting him in his one of a kind fundraising attempt.”
Sam would be grateful for any kind of deliveries of food and drink to help keep him and the team of officials going throughout the 48-hour mixathon.
Businesses wanting to donate should go to Sam’s Just Giving page, pledge £100 and leave their company name and details.
Any retailers wanting to donate should contact Becky at JAMpr on [email protected]
Follow Sam @Bassduckfresh and listen to him on TFB Radio from 7pm on 21 July to 7pm on 23 July 2017, live from Manchester, thanks to the generosity of Toby Whitehouse and team at the Gaydio studios.
To find out more and the work Survivors Manchester does click here or follow @SurvivorsMcr