posted by Ella Wells

Get ready to get fundraising!

We already know that YouTubers aren’t shy when it comes to doing amazing things for charity, but some of our favourite Internet stars have just announced that they’re taking part in something pretty incredible this autumn as they Stand Up To Cancer.

It’s been revealed that some of the biggest names in YouTube shall be coming together and fighting for Cancer Research UK’s fundraising campaign ‘Stand Up To Cancer With YouTube’. The likes of Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Dan and Phil, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg, Oli White, Louise Sprinkle of Glitter, Marcus Butler, Pixiwoo, Jim Chapman, Niki and Sammy and many more will all be taking part in 1,000 hours of creative fundraising to inspire their millions of fans to do the same for such an amazing cause.

Linda Blacker Portraits for Stand Up To Cancer with YouTube

The 1,000 hours of fundraising will be kicked off by Joe and Caspar on Saturday 3rd September as the pair attempt to stay silent for a whole three hours – which will no doubt be a huge challenge for #Jaspar. But, that’s not all, be prepared for the queen of YouTube, Miss Zoe Sugg, to donate some of her favourite dresses for the cause as well as seeing Marcus Butler take part in some kind of Bear Grylls Survival Race all in the name of standing up to cancer.

This is now the second year that YouTubers have come together to help Cancer Research UK after a very successful 12 hour live stream last year that managed to raise over £120,000 to help beat cancer.

Of course, there will be so much more to be revealed and each of our fave YouTubers shall be spilling the beans on this incredible campaign over the next few weeks. Make sure to keep Saturday 15th October in your diaries free because there’s going to be a spectacular live-streamed YouTube event to end the vlogger’s fundraising efforts and you can be a part of it.


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