A LOCAL live-streamer is gearing up for a 24-hour online fundraiser in support of NHS workers.

Jordan Bateman, from Worsbrough, will be hosting a live-stream where he will entertain his viewers for 24-hours straight in a bid to raise cash for Barnsley NHS workers.

The 26-year-old starts his stream tonight at 5pm and aims to raise £600 for the charity he believes is more important now than ever before.

“It’s going to be quite the challenge to stay up for 24 hours and entertain my viewers, but I knew I wanted to take on the challenge for a worthy cause.

“I’ve been preparing my body clock to gear up for the stream, and I’m confident I’m ready for the challenge."

He told We Are Barnsley: “I’m going to be dressed as famous painter Bob Ross and I’ll be painting along with my viewers which should be a lot of fun.

“I’m going to play a range of interactive games that people can get involved with as well so everyone can be included.

“I think the public support will pull me through to the end and more importantly raise money for our key workers.”

Jordan chose to raise money for the NHS as a way to support them during the coronavirus outbreak.

“It’s important now more than ever to keep the NHS funded to help us when we need it most.

“I have a few people in my family and close friends who are classed as high-risk so I had to do my bit.

“If people could visit my stream or donate to my Just Giving page it would mean so much, all of the profits are going to our amazing NHS workers.”

To watch Jordan’s stream, visit xXJABXx on Twitch and to donate click here.