Yesterday, British football YouTuber Mark Goldbridge did an all-day charity stream to raise money for Marie Curie. This is a British charity that provides end-of-life care for cancer sufferers. For the past few years, Goldbridge has done this event every November. However, his previous total was £20,000 which was broken last year. This year, the Just Giving total ended at £52,619 which far surpassed his previous effort.
According to Goldbridge, the reason for this particular stream was because: “A couple of weeks ago Grant, my best mate from school’s younger brother, passed away at 42 with cancer leaving behind a loving wife and daughter 6 years ago a good friend of mine, Ben, lost his fight with cancer. He was also in his early forties leaving behind three young children and a loving wife. A few weeks later I also lost my Gran to the same disease. 2 years ago we lay to rest Dawn, another friend taken way too soon by Cancer. The purpose of this stream is to raise money for the Marie Curie charity. Providing support and care to those suffering from terminal illness, Marie Curie brings light in the darkest hours.”
While best known for talking about football, the stream involved Goldbridge playing an array of video games such as Fall Guys and Fortnite. The Just Giving total does not include YouTube donations which will make the total even larger when added on.
At one point, fellow streamer iShowSpeed donated a generous $500 which helped add to the total. Overall, the event was a definite success and made history in the process.