Patricia Bright, Mark Ferris, Oli White are among those who will unite for the annual charity fundraiser “Stand Up to Cancer: YouTube Fights Back.”
Stand Up to Cancer is a national fundraising campaign that was launched by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 in 2012 and has so far raised over £38 million in the UK to date.
This year the online live show will consist of creators from all sorts of YouTube communities, from foodies to beauty vloggers to gamers, pranksters and more, going head to head in a series of challenges live from YouTube HQ.
“I’m so excited to be involved with this epic event,” says Patricia Bright, “It’s not often that everyone from the YouTube community gets together. Most of the time we’re solo in our bedrooms creating content, so it’s really special and amazing to come together and for such a brilliant cause. Funding research is the best way to kick cancer where it hurts!”
Photographer Linda Blacker has created a series of photos showing creators building the event’s bedroom set for the night in their Stand Up to Cancer t-shirts.
Amelia Dimoldenberg, creator of Chicken Shop Date, will also be presenting an exclusive look backstage at Channel 4’s live show throughout the event.
The full line up of creators supporting taking part is as follows:
Patricia Bright, Niki and Sammy Albon, Oli White, Mikey Pearce, Saffron Barker, Matt Adlard, Doug Armstrong, Josh Pieters, Jack Maynard, Carly Rowena, The Lean Machines, Laila-Jean Washington, Calum McSwiggan, Niko Omilana, Dani Mansutti, Hannah Witton, Safwan Ahmedmia, Taha Khan, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, Mark Ferris, The Mandeville Sisters, Jemel Akeem, Lana Summer, James and Kiimmy, Roly West, Vikram Barn, Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Mimi Missfit, John Quilter, Sharky, Andy Castell, Michael and Jacob Trueman, Leena Normington, Josiah Hyacinth, Football Daily, Habiba Da Silva, Lucy Moon and LadBaby.
— 🍂Jessica Kellgren-Fozard🍂 (@JessicaOOTC) October 4, 2018
“We’ve been involved in Stand Up To Cancer over the last few years and the events are always such a laugh,” say Niki and Sammy, “And we’re live – which is always fun and slightly nerve-wracking!
“This campaign means so much to us – cancer has personally affected us and taken our lovely Nan from us. So we’re so happy we get to be a part of it all again. Not only do we get to have the time of our lives, but we also help to raise awareness and fund research into cancer that will save lives. That’s what Stand Up To Cancer is all about, coming together, having fun and raising lots of cash.”
“Stand Up to Cancer: YouTube Fights Back” will be a 3-hour broadcast on YouTube alongside Channel 4’s live show at 7 PM on 26 October 2018.
For more line up announcements check out the first round of creator’s announced for VidCon UK. Alternatively, take a look at the UK YouTubers who won at Buffer Festival!