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James Holdsworth (GB)

Speaker

James joined Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ) over 12 years ago and as a director is an integral part of the team.

During his time with LNADJ, some of the charity’s more notable highlights (to name but a few) include:

Putting the first ever ‘rave’ on in The House of Commons with Fatboy Slim warming up for the winner of House the House, an LNADJ initiative aimed at reconnecting youth with their local communities. Three years later the charity returned there, this time with Carl Cox headlining the event.

Taking Nightmares on Wax to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro where he performed the world’s highest DJ set just below the summit and raised over £55k. This funded the building of a specialist accommodation centre for special needs children and their single mothers in Moshi, Tanzania.

During the pandemic, LNADJ took their Set For Love initiative online to raise funds for communities they support that were severely affected by lockdown. Thousands of DJs around the world, from A listers to bedroom DJs got involved and streamed their sets online raising a whopping £170k.

LNADJ’s ongoing ‘Have a Drink On Us’ initiative has now funded the building of 93 wells in Africa & India which provide safe fresh water to over 61k people on a daily basis. Not only does this provide the obvious health benefits, it also means that the young girls, who traditionally collect the water, no longer have to undertake the arduous and often dangerous journey and consequently now have the time to go to school & receive an education.

James is also a Director of Brighton Music Conference (BMC), as well as a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor, a subject he is extremely passionate about.

He was also recently awarded a Master of Arts (MA) after completing Falmouth University’s Music Entrepreneur programme, which is run in collaboration with WaterBear College, Brighton.

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