A MARATHON 60-hour charity DJ challenge is under way as a Glasgow jockey aims to raise money for music therapy. 

Gary Young, 41, is fundraising for the Scottish branch of the Nordoff Robbins Charity.

The charity provides life-changing therapy for people with a range of disabilities including autism and dementia. 

He aims to raise a total of £1,400 that would cover the cost of one person’s treatment for a whole year.

All 60 hours is being broadcast live on the radio and will end at 10pm tomorrow.

Garry said: “I said to myself if I ever did anything to raise money for charity that would be my charity of choice. Not being the most athletic person in the world I wasn’t going to be running any marathons so I decided to use my almost 30 years of experience as a DJ to raise some funds for them.

“The main challenge, apart from the basic staying awake to DJ properly from hour one to hour 60, is the strain it puts on the back and feet. 

“Mentally it is tough as you have to fight through the spells where you feel extremely tired and just want to give up and go to bed.”

Gary’s set can be heard at groovecityradio.com, and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/garys-60hour-challenge