By the time DJ EZ completed his 24 hour journey through the best sounds in UK garage, manipulated with his peerless mixing trickery, at 6pm GMT on Sunday, £41,000 had been raised for the cause.
Defected then matched this with its own £41,000 donation, writing on Twitter: “You guys have donated £41,000 to the amazing @MindCharity… To say thank you to you and @DJEZOfficial, we will be matching that amount, meaning we have raised £82,000 for a charity doing invaluable work in the battle against mental health. Speechless.”
MIND sent a response saying: “We just wanted to send thanks again to @DJEZOfficial for his incredible 24 hour+ DJ set, to everyone who donated, and to you for matching the donations. £82,000 is such a huge amount of money, and will make such a difference to our work. You’re all amazing!”
The JustGiving page is now at £88,880 and counting with 2,871 supporters, smashing way past its original target of £5,000.
Comments posted alongside donations include “Incredible, loved every min, and for a brilliant cause. Thanks so much” and “EZ deserves a knighthood”.
Yesterday, after a much deserved rest, DJ EZ posted “Waking up to donations of £87k for MIND is overwhelming. Thank you once again to those who listened and locked in, to all parties involved in making it happen & to those who donated and supported us”.