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Tomohawk's 12 hour live-stream raises over £1,700 for Alopecia UK

21st September 2016

Alopecia UK ambassador Tom Spencer raised over £1,700 by doing a 12 hour live-stream on his YouTube channel last Sunday.

Tom is a popular YouTuber and has over 135,000 subscribers on his channel. Many of his subscribers are fans of the popular computer game, Minecraft.

Tom, a.k.a Tomohawk, was joined by other YouTubers including Squid, Stampy, Sqaishey and Netty.

Sqaishey, a.k.a Bethany Bates, also raised money for Alopecia UK last year with a sponsored hair cut, inspired by Tom. Weíre also incredibly lucky that some of Tomís younger followers have also supported Alopecia UK with either individual awareness and fundraising activities or even roping in their entire class or school!  

The live stream started at 10am and each hour Tom was joined by a different YouTuber with different games being played on the live-stream throughout the day.

Tom regularly checked his Twitter feed throughout the day and encouraged questions about alopecia from viewers which he was happy to answer. Donations came in during the day to his Justgiving page and the grand total at the end was £1,745.27. Some of Tomís fans even sent artwork relating to alopecia to show their support.

Tom says: ďI was a little nervous on the run up to the 12 hour live-stream and didnít sleep well the night before. But once I got into it I really enjoyed the day and, as ever, the support from my followers is amazing! It was great to answer questions about alopecia and educate those watching. I just want to say thank you to everyone who joined in on Sunday, whether it be simply tuning in, sending a donation, asking a question or sending me a picture. I really appreciate all the support I received and am thrilled Iíve been able to raise such a huge amount for Alopecia UK.Ē 

Tomís fundraising page remains open for another couple of weeks so if youíd like to show your support to Tom with a donation, please click here.

And if you didnít catch the 12 hour live-stream, you can catch up with it at Tomís YouTube channel here

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