Doug Armstrong will be walking through London is his underwear on 29 September to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The charity’s annual Stand Up to Cancer campaign is seeking to raise money for life-saving research into cancer treatment.
Explaining why he’s taking part in the campaign, Doug said on his website: “Three months ago, I lost my dad to cancer; last year I lost my nan to cancer. Doing what I can to help beat cancer sooner is very important to me”.
He also spoke candidly about the experience of losing his father in a video on his YouTube channel:
“I don’t think there’s any set way of these things happening and dealing with them, and I wish he was still here,” he said in the video.
To help Doug raise money for Cancer Research UK, supporters can text DOUG to 70404. The length of Doug’s walk is completely dependent on the amount of money he raises: for every £5 donated, a minute will be added to his walk, up to a maximum of 10 hours.
Doug will be filming the whole walk for a video on his YouTube channel, as well as streaming parts of it live on Facebook.
Want to know what else is happening for #StandUpWithYT?
A whole host of YouTubers are holding events and taking part in activities to raise money as part of Stand Up to Cancer’s 1,000 hours of fundraising:
- Niki and Sammy Albon will be going head in a game of bowling on 24 September. For £10, supporters can enter a prize draw to join one of their cheer teams.
- On 2 October, Louise Pentland is going to be hosting a Tea Dance at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where she will be teaching guests how to cha-cha.
- There is also a draw to join Marcus Butler in London’s Bear Grylls Survival Race at 1pm on 8 October.
More information about all these events is available on the Stand Up to Cancer website.