A fundraiser hosted by Jacksepticeye on 15 and 16 December raised more than $260,000.
Featuring appearances from fellow YouTubers, including Emma Blackery and PJ Liguori, the two four-hour streams featured entertaining chats, games, and challenges, as well as fan art from viewers using the #JackTheHalls hashtag.
After the live streams had ended, Sean took to Twitter to thank everyone who had donated and supported the fundraiser:
Also thank you to everyone who donated big and small and everything between! YOU are the quarter of a million dollars raised, not us! Also to the people who interacted at all but couldn’t donate, you are also heroes!
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) December 16, 2017
Following the second day’s live stream, Emma revealed that over $260,000 had been raised thus far, and further thanked viewers for their generosity:
Together we just raised over $260,000 for Save The Children!! You guys are AMAZING!! Your generosity is saving thousands of lives. Thank you so much <3
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) December 16, 2017
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