YouTubers Raise Thousands For Grenfell Victims In Emotional Live Event
22 June 2017, 11:01
From one community to another.
#YouTubers4Grenfell saw tons of YouTubers gather to help raise money for the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. The event was put together in a mere four days by the incredible Em Ford, hosted at the YouTube Space in London and streamed live on Em's YouTube channel.
The event was packed with fun challenges, with Hobbie Stuart and Sam King getting very messy in a "not-my-arms" cake decorating challenge and Leon Bustin from The Lean Machines making Rose and Rosie get all hot and sweaty with a pretty challenging fitness routine. Mark Ferris and Luke Cutforth playing makeup artist and producing some pretty "interesting" looks was also a highlight.
As well as challenges, #YouTubers4Grenfell included some stunning musical performances from Bethan Leadley and Talia Mar, who wrote and performed a special piece dedicated to the victims of the fire.
Talia's performance is so beautiful, it literally makes me tear up❤❤ #YouTubers4Grenfell— brooke misses emma (@isombardd_) June 21, 2017
Talia Mar's voice is incredible! #YouTubers4Grenfell Such a great stream, finding loads of new Youtubers to follow!— Susan Vaughn (@SVaughn21) June 21, 2017
Talia mar's song is amazing #YouTubers4Grenfell— Gail (@abbiewilkinsonn) June 21, 2017
As you can imagine, the event was hugely well received by both YouTubers and fans alike, who came out in their droves to show their support for the event.
Everyone from Zoe Sugg to TV presenter Davina McCall tweeted about the livestream and those who couldn't make the event, including Dan and Phil and Fleur de Force, recorded special videos to encourage the audience to donate.
This honestly warms my heart and to friends taking part, you're smashing it! Communities coming together - so much #YouTubers4Grenfell— Jemma Louise Lamble (@jemlamble) June 21, 2017
And it all paid off
Throughout the night the audience were encouraged to donate anything they could via the #YouTubers4Grenfell Just Giving page; 100% of the proceeds raised go to the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation.
At the time of writing, the livestream has raised over Ł4200 and counting.
We're sending a huge congratulations to Em Ford who turned around an incredibly inspirational event in no time to everyone behind the scenes and in front of the camera and to the audience at home for watching and donating to such a worthy cause. From one community to another.