A WHITEHAVEN-based DJ is set to host a fundraiser night in memory of his dad. 

DJ Maxy B, Max Matthews, is a resident DJ at The Whittington Cat and has become popular with the locals. 

He is involved with Whitehaven's house brand Evolution UK and works in the house and techno genre. 

Max will be performing at The Whittington Cat on January 27 in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK, after his dad sadly passed away from the illness. 

Mr Matthews said: "Some local DJs and I have come together to host a fundraiser in aid of cancer research. 

"My DJ name is Maxi B, and I've made quite a name for myself at The Whittington Cat in Whitehaven. 

"I usually do charity nights in aid of autism charities, because my son is autistic, but I wanted to do something to remember my dad, so that's why I chose this charity. 

"The other fundraisers that I've done have been a success and, in the past, I've done them during the Whitehaven Light Switch On.

"I haven't done a fundraiser at the Light Switch On since before the Covid pandemic due to the lockdowns but I'm hoping to do it once again this year. 

"I'm hoping to bring CoCo Melon characters to this year's event."

Tech This House Out Part 2 will be a night of techno music with Max performing 'uplifting music' along with other DJs. 

He says that cancer research means a lot to him after losing his dad back in 2018. 

After this happened Max said that his life 'fell to bits' but he 'picked himself back up' and now tries to do everything that he can to make his dad proud through his DJing. 

May hopes that the night will be a success and wants to raise as much money as possible in aid of cancer research.