Bury St Edmunds: DJ is set to climb a mountain for heroes

A SUFFOLK man is set to break a British record when he attempts a DJ set at the top of a mountain.

Nic Chaplin, known as DJ Scooby, from Bury St Edmunds, plans to climb Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, to raise money for Help for Heroes.

This will be the second record attempt for the DJ, who works in Bury nightclub Brazillias, after playing a set for 175 hours earlier this year.

He said: “I had never really done any fundraising before but after last time I got a real buzz for it and wanted to do more.”

Mr Chaplin, of Samuel Street Walk, Bury, plans to make his way to the top of the mountain during the autumn and play a half-an-hour set.

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DJ Scooby, 27, added: “I wanted a challenge and I wanted to do something different with my work.

“We are planning a lot at the moment – we have even talked about climbing Kilimanjaro.”

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The disc jockey has set himself a personal target to raise �10,000 for Help for Heroes over the next year.

He raised �2,000 with his last record attempt and hopes for the same success this time around – after already reaching a staggering �1,000.

He picked the charity after getting to know squaddies from the club he works at and feels the charity is very close to the hearts of the local community.

He first started DJ’ing eight years ago when he worked as manager at Studio 3, which has now shut down, and the DJ did not turn up so he had a go himself.

“I really enjoyed it, especially when the crowd cheered. Even though I must have sounded terrible that night I carried on.” added the disc spinner.

To follow Nic’s progress visit www.facebook/djscoobyuk

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