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MTV Staying Alive event at Impossible

MTV Staying Alive event at Impossible

Recently singer, songwriter, fashionista and Naked Beach star Jsky hosted MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s annual fundraiser in Manchester for the third year running. This year’s event was sponsored by Killa Clothing and took place at Impossible.

Guests included Big Brother stars Chanelle McCleary and Sam Chaloner, Channel 4’s Drag SOS star Cheddar Gorgeous, current series of BBC’s The Apprentice contestant Lewis Ellis, pop stars Tyreeeezy and Michelle McKenna, Hollyoaks legend Jazmine Franks, Waterloo Road actor Reece Douglas, Coronation Street’s Dean Fagan and the Major of Manchester Andy Burnham. 

The Major of Manchester Andy Burnham on Jsky working with MTV Staying Alive Foundation

“You have my full support, and by extension you have Manchester’s full support because we are a fast track city when it comes to the eradication of HIV and aids and we are very proud to be so. We also have the LGBT Foundation here with us tonight who are working to make sure we achieve the goal to end new cases of HIV.”

Guests arrived to the sounds of Coronation Street star Dean Fagan who jockyed the discs, whilst guests were moved by guest speakers from MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Kiehl’s who have campaigned with MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the LGBT Foundation who recently recognised Jsky as 1 of 31 LGBTQ+ Pioneers of Colour during Black History Month among the likes of trailblazers such as RuPaul and Lizzo.

Jsky performed his brand new positivity-power single Keep Your Love On after it made it’s radio debut earlier that day on BBC Radio Manchester’s Breakfast show following his new role as their showbiz reporter. He also performed his self love anthem Myself accompanied by dancers from Centre Stage Glossop.

Other live acts included a set by Manchester local singer Reuben Hester who recently went solo after reaching over 1 million streams with his former band China Lane.

Noughties pop act Platnum raised the roof as this year’s surprise finale who caused a frenzy as the audience went back in time to enjoy top ten hits such as What’s It Gonna Be, and Love Shy.

Jsky was joined on stage by reality TV star and Instagram personality Chanelle McCleary to draw from the charity raffle. Prizes included a stay at Malmaison courtesy of Canal Street online and their partners, £150 worth of French Connection vouchers, a VIP table for 4 and a bottle of vodka at BLVD Manchester, a bottle of Tundra Vodka, and Mark Fletcher the CEO of Manchester Pride kindly donated x2 VIP tickets worth £400 to Manchester Pride Festival 2020.

Artists were treated to chocolate plaques by Oli The Chocolatier and vodka from Tundra, and guests enjoyed cupcakes from Charlie Bakes and a balloon wall from Hearts and Carts.

Jsky on hosting the event

“Getting the opportunity to host an event like this is incredible. The work that is done by MTV Staying Alive Foundation to combat HIV and aids inspires me deeply and so it’s great to see my hometown Manchester show what we can do to support the cause.”

Funds can still be donated to Kiehls campaign by texting MTVSAF58 to 70577 or by visiting the Virgin Money Giving Page: 

Published: 7-Dec-2019

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