Video: Christmas battle of the bands as UEA radio station raises money for the homeless

The Girls singing Jingle Bell Rock. The Girls singing Jingle Bell Rock.

Sophie Biddle sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
4:54 PM

The girls and boys of The University of East Anglia radio station Livewire1350 have gone head to head to raise money for the homeless.

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Volunteers from the radio station worked with UEA TV to create videos that replicate popular Christmas songs.

The boys chose to parody the boy band East 17’s hit ‘Stay another day’ while the girls performed the traditional Christmas tune ‘Jingle Bells’ complete with dance routine and Santa jumpers.

Click here to watch the boys’ video

Click here to watch the girls’ video

Already the videos, which showcase the lecture theatres and UEA broads, have been viewed by over 2000 people.

The footage was filmed in aid of the charity Crisis which is dedicated to bringing an end to homelessness. This is the first time the radio station has worked with Crisis and each team is competing to see who can raise the most money for the cause.

The head of publicity at Livewire Chris Thomson said: “Crisis is a particularly appropriate cause to give to at Christmas as they have a strong focus on providing for those with nothing.”

He said that one of their DJs has close links with their branch in Norwich.

Around 150 busy students dedicate their spare time to volunteering for the radio station which reaches listeners online and across the university bars and cafes.

They have recently become the official radio station for 15,000 students on campus. Popular Radio 1 DJ Greg James honed his talents at Livewire.

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