A DJ streaming service founded by a man from Bolton during lockdown has helped raise money for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

Al English, set up Live From The Groove in March last year with Dave Taylor, in a bid to provide a platform for DJs suddenly without venues due to the pandemic.

Since then, the duo have put on dozens of shows and amassed thousands of listeners, bringing the best vinyl sets from every corner of the UK together.

The charity streaming event held over the Easter period raised more than £2,000 to help with seven-year-old Jack Smith's treatment.

Jack, who lives down south, is a relative of Dave and Live From The Groove decided to do their bit to help with the £50,000 SDR surgery fundraiser.

SDR surgery can prevent further hip dislocations for Jack as well as improving his comfort and overall mobility.

Al said: "A lot of people helped promote the stream and it was bigger than any normal one we've done. We had hundreds of people listening and donating.

"We had seven DJs and one vocal performer - it all went great. We raised more than we thought we would and had an auction too."

The streaming service hopes to continue in both live and online formats in the coming months.

The initiative was born out of the duo's love for music and streaming.

Al added: "We are just two DJ's and Record collectors with a mutual passion for Hip Hop, Funk & Soul. Dave began listening to my radio show a few years back and became a regular listener.

" I eventually made it down to Brighton in 2019 for a gig and we have become good friends ever since.

"This friendship led us to create the Live From The Groove idea - initially intended as a Live Event until Covid complications.

"Then we decided it would work just as well as a Live Stream to entertain people during lockdown - with the vision of walking it straight into clubs up and down the country as soon as they re-open."