In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Louise Pentland has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
In a video posted to her YouTube channel, Louise explained the inspiration behind the fundraiser, stating that she was raising money in memory of her mother, who died of cancer when Louise was only seven years old.
Cancer Research is the world’s leading charity dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. Entirely run by public donations, the charity aims to raise money to help develop advancements in research, treatment and diagnosis.
To help collect donations, Louise has created a JustGiving page. She is hoping to collect as many donations as possible, with the current target being £30,000, and hopes the money raised will allow Cancer Research to continue the journey to curing the disease.
In a statement on the JustGiving page, she says: “Cancer doesn’t stop when somebody dies. It lives on in the hearts of the family and friends and for me, there is a huge mum-shaped hole that I have to cope with everyday.
“Cancer scares me. I don’t want my daughter to have to live the same life I do. I don’t want to miss her growing up. I want a cure. Finding this cure costs money and so I hope we raise as much as possible to make this come true as soon as possible.”
Those wishing to donate to the fundraiser can do so through the JustGiving page.
Tons of YouTubers are set to take part in Stand Up To Cancer’s charity live stream on 17 October. Click here to find out more!