Wembley teen to take part in 24-hour non stop music session for charity

Jake Hodgson, 16, raising funds in honour of his late grandfather

A Wembley teenager will be broadcasting a 24-hour non-stop music session around the world from his bedroom in aid of charity and his grandfather, who tragically died of cancer.

Jake Hodgson, 16, whose grandfather Gordon Lewin died of cancer four years ago, will be teaming up with his friends Lorcan Brannighan and Cameron Pickering, also 16, to gather funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust by broadcasting a live music session on video sharing website Youtube.

The trio, who are currently doing their A-levels, have been on the music scene for a few years already, and Jake has performed in the Camden Stables, Bloomsbury Festival and numerous parties.

Together with Lorcan he formed a music group called Dub Division, playing mainly dubstep, dnb, garage, reggae, ska, jungle, indie, and rock.


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Jake, who goes to school in Camden and is also a talented drummer, said: “We have all been DJ-ing for a couple of years, and wanted to do something for charity, so a 24 hour music mix seemed like a good idea.

“We have chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust to honour my grandfather, but also because as teenagers that is something that we can relate to.”

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Jake’s grandfather, a musician from Park Chase, sadly died of lung cancer four years ago.

The mix will contain a variety of genres such as dubstep, drum & bass, house, garage, reggae, funk, hip-hop, as well as classic anthems.

It will take place on Saturday, December 15, in Jake’s home, in Wembley Park in front of an audience of 30 friends, and anyone else who wants to tune in.

The group have set up a JustGiving, Facebook, and Twitter profiles, and have already raised �1,165 towards their �3000 target.

Jake’s mother Janetta Lewin, 59, said that she was delighted that her son took the initiative to help a charity.

She said: “I think it is a terrific idea, and seems to be a good way of raising money very quickly.

“Jake adored his grandfather, and both his grandparents were professional musicians, so music is very much in his genes.”

For more information and to donate, go to http://www.justgiving.com/dubdeckay24

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