Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation, took on our biggest challenge yet in our pursuit to improve and impact lives globally. Over the years, we have become known for organising a series of positive events that helped shed light on international issues while actively supporting the solutions. Last summer marked our 8th year anniversary as a registered charity, and to celebrate this monumental occasion, we gathered 25 close supporters to join us on our climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, reaching a staggering 5895m high.
Using music not only as a motivator but also as our connector, LNADJ always drew upon a host of the world’s top DJs. They utilized their position and energy to engage monetary support for great causes while also igniting our beneficiaries with a resounding gift from the unified world of creatives. Renowned DJs, including DJ E.A.S.E from Nightmares on Wax and Shovell, the master musician and percussionist from Defected, joined us on the climb from June 13th to June 23rd, 2018. Together, we conquered the challenge and raised funds to support local special needs children.
Managed by Large Minority, our new travel partner, we embarked on a challenging climb that accommodated 25 people, each raising a minimum of £2500. Our goal was to generate a total of £62,500, and we aimed to utilize these substantial funds to build a purpose-built home for up to 50 special needs children and their single parent mothers in the Kilimanjaro region. This project stemmed from our successful 2017 Cycle Ibiza Challenge, which raised over £20,000 for the initial building phase that is now complete.
As the Founder of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Jonny expressed his honor in sharing this challenge with everyone, and reaching the summit on our 8th anniversary was a special moment to reflect on our achievements thus far. This endeavor marked the beginning of many new and innovative plans for LNADJ, in collaboration with our adventure travel partners, Large Minority.
To celebrate the success and our milestone birthday, we organized a staged mini cultural festival on June 21st, complete with a Funktion One sound system. Local musicians and children from the region’s boys’ homes, whom we support and teach DJing, joined us in this pivotal event. It provided them with essential funding and an opportunity to be part of a significant occasion alongside DJ E.A.S.E (NOW), who also released his new album “Shape the Future” on January 26th, 2018.
Not only did this climb target Africa’s tallest mountain, but it also addressed a often overlooked component that required immediate attention. LNADJ has a track record of appearing, performing, curating, and creating events for various bespoke charities, including iconic figureheads like Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim at Parliament House. By supporting us, you join our mission to address global needs on an independent basis.