Crowdfunder Set Up For Boy, 12, Who Had DJ Equipment Confiscated
A crowdfunder has been set up for the 12-year-old boy who had his DJ equipment confiscated after he organised a rave in the schools toilets.
Cael Bell was on the decks during dinnertime at St Anthony's Catholic College, Manchester, earlier this month when teachers stepped in to put an end to proceedings.
Staff shut the event down, took the Year 8 lad's equipment off him, and rang his mum.
Unsurprisingly, she saw the funny side of it all, as did most people who read about his antics.
And now someone has started a crowdfunder to raise £1,000 ($1,300) to help Cael get a 'bigger and better' rig' - with anything over that going to charity.
The GoFundMe page reads: "Legend in his own lunchtime Cael Bell (age 12) organised a rave in the toilets at lunchtime at school and had his equipment confiscated. This kind of party-starting behaviour should be rewarded and we aim to get him a better/bigger rig.
"The aim is to get a more professional controller a laptop and/or some powered speakers depending on what he needs and how much is raised. Partygoers and DJ's unite to support the next generation.
"I have been in touch with his mum and she is happy about the fundraiser and clearly very supportive of him.
"Any extra money left over after fixing him up will go to Listen Up Therapy to pay for therapy for people involved in the music industry."
So far, the page has raised £370, so not too far off the target amount.
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Speaking to LADbible about the incident at the time, Cael's mum, Louise Bell, said she thought it was hilarious.
"I waited for Cael to get in from school. I was ready to take the picture as I knew he wouldn't let me, so I had to snap him quickly," she said.
"Cael said he had a great time - so did everyone else until the teacher came in screaming, 'Turn that off now.' I asked him lots of questions, told him he wasn't in trouble at home with us."
Louise posted photos of a sheepish looking Cael to her Facebook account, writing: "Just had a call from Cael's school.
"He had organised a rave in the boys' toilets at dinner time invited all the boys from year eight so he has now had his speaker and lights confiscated.
"Am I wrong for finding this funny.
"Well he's home, I've asked him about it whenever lets me down this boy...
"He advertised on Snapchat a week ago and posted date time etc. They handed round Cadbury's Twirls and Lucozade. It lasted 30 mins before getting shut down.
"I might ask to see the video footage, sounds good. I haven't managed to get my hands on the actual footage just yet but hold tight people I will.
"I've posted a few old videos of Cael DJing in his room for now to give you all an idea of what he gets up to."
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