Last night at 6pm we launched the official Hold Amy’s Hand Appeal – & within minutes #holdamyshand was threatening to overshadow the National Television Awards on twitter!

As @journojulie tweeted: “There’s an awards show tonight? I think you’ll find most journalists and showbiz types are more interested in @holdamyshand and #holdamyshand“.

Hold Amy's Hand - Trending on Twitter

Hundreds of people, from London to LA to Sydney, tweeted, facebooked and instagrammed their support for our darling Amy – choosing their own favourite pics of our gorgeous girl to share the message.

We even trended, which is truly amazing.

Offers of support are already coming in thick and fast to our website, and plans are underway for some exciting fundraising events both in London and LA – watch this space!

Loads of celebs have been in touch to offer stonking auction prizes, including David Beckham, Noel Gallagher, Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham and many more!

EastEnders Patsy Palmer and Michael Greco tweeted their support, as did Piers Morgan, Angellica Bell, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Frank Turner and the official Daily Star newspaper twitter account.

XFM Radio DJ Gareth Brooks even got in touch to send a personal message to Amy:

“Stay strong, Amy. I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in Oct ’13. It’s a long and unpleasant road, but it can be beaten and you will beat it. I had my operation to remove the cancer last January and luckily I’ve been clear ever since. Stay strong and keep smiling, we’re all holding your hand xx”

Everyone is also coming up with their own amazing fundraising ideas and we will keep you all updated as to their progress here on the blog.

Thank you to everyone who helped drive the social media campaign last night – you all spread the word about Amy, which helped swell our fund to an amazing £7.5k! Not bad for a few hours work!

It’s an invaluable start to our campaign but please keep spreading the word. The more people hear her story, the quicker we can hit our £100,000 target.

Time to FUNDRAISE, hand holders!

ps – we now have Facebook and Instagram pages too – so get liking and sharing! @holdamyshand

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