Daytimers: Support for COVID Relief in India

This Sunday, 23rd May, UK-based Collective Daytimers are presenting a special all-day charity event and livestream from London’s Colour Factory to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts in India. The event will feature a line up of South Asian DJs & artists, with sets from the likes of Ahadadream, Anu, Manuka Honey, DEBONAIR, Aisha Mirza, Ryan Lanji, Paul Purgas, Tash LC, and Daytimers DJs – hosted by Jyoty. Daytimers is raising money for the Hemkunt Foundation and India’s Trans Queer Hijra Intersex community. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite (with proceeds going to charity), and donations can be made through their Just Giving page.

This event aims to increase awareness of the dire circumstances in India as a result of the second wave of COVID-19. The Hemkunt Foundation is raising money to purchase oxygen cylinders and concentrators, distributing these to COVID-19 patients for free. Additionally, Daytimers are raising money for India’s trans community, and helping to provide food and sanitary preventative kits across six locations – supporting a community devastated by both COVID and the loss of their livelihoods. With the peak of the wave expected to be in the week of this event, they hope to raise as much money as possible to support these relief efforts.

The in-person event will start at 12pm and finish at 8pm on the 23rd of May 2021, with DJ sets seeing us throughout the day. All DJ sets will also be live-streamed on Daytimer’s Twitch TV channel so that anyone in the world can watch, take part, and donate.