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Wired for Sound - a charitable triumph of a night out!

Wired Sussex hosted what can only be describedas a truly successful fundraiser social on Saturday night.  Pitched as a ‘Stick it On’ DJ competition forWired Sussex members, wannabe DJs were invited to play their top tunes for 15mins of fame in aid of my Cycle for Cancer and Breast Cancer Care.
Beforethe doors even opened there was queuing round the block to get in and the nighthotted up from the get go with dancing, DJing and so much drinking that extrabar staff had to be called in as an emergency!
Thecrowd suddenly all went wild at one point where Emma Lewis-Griffiths (aka DJScratchy Crab) from Pegasus PR dropped the‘Thong Song’ (Sisqo) and started throwing knickers at the crazed dancefloor!  Other highlights included BozBozwith their drum n bass set, RamJam throwing sweets tothe crowd, horse masks, fairy wings, medallions and FreshEgg’s Tom singing into the microphone over the top of Jon Bon Jovi!
The dance floor was packedthroughout and music spanned old skool house classics, drum n bass, soul, funkand the odd theme tune a la Bugsy Malone and Minder.  

DJ finalists of the evening wereStefan from Propellernet (aka DJ JD and coke) who wenthead to head with DJ Scratchy Crab resulting in a victory for Stef who won:

-Lunch for 2 people at Pub du Vin (to the value of£50)
-Pair of tickets to see Breakin’ Convention at theDome
-A hamper from Infinity Food
 As well as Company prizes of:
-Free advert on our Wired Sussex Jobs Board
-6 bags of amazing fresh coffee from Small Batch Coffee Company
Runnerup prize goes to DJ Scratchy crab
- A bottle of champagne
The whole night raised a massive£2187.21 towards my Cycle for Cancer and Breast Cancer Care meaning I’ve nowsmashed my fundraising target taking me to £4,912.21 raised since midJanuary.  I just have the ‘small’ task ofcycling across Peru now! 
To follow my progress go to
Theexciting bit is that Wired for Sound isn’t over yet – watch out for coverage inLatest magazine as well as a marvellous video filmed and produced by Butchers Hook.
There’snow a lot of thanks due to the following people who made it all happen:
Thankyou to my colleague Laura Bevans for helping me organise the event, the very charitable Stick it On crew for giving up their club nightfor charity, Butchers Hook for videoing the whole thing (and managing to staysober!), Sticky Mikes venue staff,Pat the Pap from Latest magazine our official photographer, mypaying sponsors: Fresh Egg/BozBoz/Fortune Cookie/Seb Lee-Delisle, the generousprize donators (above), Andy Cross from Emberlane for the pre-eventposters, Mark Ferguson from Very Own Studio for designingthe posters put up on the night, Exhibit Printing, HarrietCavanagh for the visuals, all the DJs and finally the lovely peoplethat bought tickets and came to party with us!

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