The fundraiser was in support of Mermaids UK.
The Phandom – more specifically, Phandom Gives and Phandom Watch Fest – have raised over £4,000 in honour of Daniel Howell‘s 29th birthday, which was on 11 June.
Wow! It’s now over £4000 for @Mermaids_Gender in honour of @danielhowell birthday 🎁 Thank you to everyone who donated, created or shared! Drive is still open and you can donate here https://t.co/lZAjO3q0DX https://t.co/fygV1f8SJ7 pic.twitter.com/vEkHzJZxSn
— Phandom Gives (@PhandomGives) June 12, 2020
Hosted through JustGiving, the fundraiser was raising money for Mermaids UK, a charity which seeks “to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-variant with young people”.
“Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends,” its website reads.
The fundraiser included a fan auction, with fan fiction and fan art commissions up for grabs, as well as merch shop gift cards that donors could win via a random draw.
THANK YOU to everyone who showed up to our 29 hour charity stream for @danielhowell's birthday!! We raised over £1300 during the stream, all thanks to your support and donations. We also matched donations to the drive to 7 different BLM charity causes! Thank you all again!! 🖤🌈 pic.twitter.com/vmLXRb3v1H
— Phandom Watch Fest (@PhandomWatch) June 7, 2020
The Fandom Watch Fest held a 29-hour charity live stream from 6 to 7 June to correspond with the overall fundraiser, which saw £1,300 raised for the cause. It also matched donations, with funds being split between seven Black Lives Matter charity causes.
Those wishing to donate to the birthday fundraiser can still do so via its official JustGiving page.
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