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World DJ Fund 2003

Author: Jonty Aderley (
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
World DJ Day 2002 raises a staggering £400,000. X-Press 2, Dave Clark, Steve Sutherland and Graeme Park join as Patron's for 2003.

Supported by some of the biggest names in dance music, 2002s inaugural World DJ Day global fundraiser achieved phenomenal success. A staggering £300,000 was raised to support the work of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy organisation in the UK, and a further £100,000 was raised internationally to help many other children's charities overseas .. 2003 will see the dance music community aiming to smash last years total with the full support once again of DJs, clubs, promoters, magazines, radio stations, TV and record labels.

The now renamed World DJ Fund encompasses the year-round fundraising efforts that are being carried out by the dance and DJ community. For 2003 the fundraising week will run from 19th to 26th April 2003, during which the entire dance community will be working together to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in the UK. Monies raised overseas are being asked to be donated to local children's charities.

During the fundraising week World DJ Fund will again ask every DJ - from superstars to bedroom and everyone in between - to pledge one night's fee for this great cause. 2003 has once again brought a fantastically creative series of fundraising opportunities and all will be revealed at the official launch of World DJ Fund 2003 at the end of January.

Patrons of the World DJ Fund include some of the leading names in dance music, and have lent their time, energy and much more to make this year such an outstanding success. Recent additions to the Patron's list include Galaxy's Graeme Park and Steve Sutherland, as well as X-Press 2 and Dave Clark, who join the likes of Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Lottie, Sister Bliss and Danny Tenaglia .

" It was great to be asked to help out with Nordoff Robbins, as our industry is based around "good times" it is fulfilling to be able to put something back in, and to contribute to such a good cause". X-Press 2

"Backtobasics and Dad Promotions will be proud to be a part of this year's fundraising for the Nordoff- Robbins charity. Last year we made £400,000 which I thought was amazing, I believe it's good for dance music to be involved in such a good cause". Dave Beer (BacktoBasics)