Hey everyone, I've got another one of those serious posts for you today.
So, I was just scrolling through Tumblr instead of doing uni work (oops!) and came across this video from Louise Pentland AKA Sprinkle of Glitter. I know of her and although I watch ALOT of YouTube on a daily basis, she hasn't ever really been one I've watched properly before.
Her video really broke my heart as she spoke of the death of her mother from that terrible disease called cancer. It was hard to watch as I, too, have lost a loved one to cancer back in 2009 and still have family members suffering from it today. It is a horrendous disease and it just seems to be everywhere! From the person down the road, to my cousin, my auntie, to a teacher in my school. It's everywhere.
We are getting further in our progress in beating it but Cancer Research UK need more funding now more than ever. Louise has set up a Just Giving page for donations in finding a cure for cancer and she has already gone over her original £10,000 mark within a day which is just astonishing. Her new goal is now £20,000.
Many people have differing opinions on YouTubers and whether they deserve what they are paid. My own opinion is different depending on what YouTuber we are talking about; some are more creative than others. But if you can take advantage of the fanbase you have and tell them about an amazing cause then you're good in my books. If you want to also donate to Louise's Just Giving page, this is the link.
If you want to find out more about Louise, she has a YouTube channel and a blog which you can check out here and here.
Understandably, if you'd rather not donate to her page you can donate to Cancer Research UK in general. You may have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer but either way, nobody deserves to suffer from this terrible disease.
Thankyou for donating if you do. If you don't, that's fine too, sometimes awareness can help.
Thankyou for reading.