YOUNG DJs will be hitting the decks this week to help raise funds for the unborn child of a South Tyneside teenager killed in a freak accident.
Scott Lancaster and fellow music enthusiasts will be hosting a DJ and MC night at the Assembly in Ocean Road, South Shields, on Thursday.
The event, being staged in memory of Grant Adams, will raise cash for his unborn child and the Great North Air Ambulance.
The 17-year-old died after suffering horrific throat injuries after he tripped and fell into a sunbed at his home in South Frederick Street, South Shields.
The freak accident on Sunday, June 8, left his family and friends devastated, including girlfriend Sharna Gardner, now seven months pregnant with their daughter Rhkiya.
Music fan Grant had been a member of DJ group North East Combinations, based at Ocean Road Community Association in South Shields, for five years.
Scott, the group’s overseer, said: “Grant used to come to the group, and as soon as people found out what happened, they all wanted to do something to help, and to raise money for his unborn child.
“Everyone is really looking forward to the night, and we hope to raise as much as we can for Grant’s baby.”
The night will feature slots by the teenagers who meet on Thursdays to nurture their DJing and MCing skills at the association.
DJs from across the North East will also be calling in to play sets.
Tickets for the event, starting at 9pm, are £5 in advance or £6 on the door.
For tickets, call Scott on 07411 748658 or call into the association.
n North East Combinations holds its MCing and DJing sessions on Thursdays at Ocean Road Community Association, South Shields.
The sessions, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, are open to anyone aged between 13 and 25.