Just nine days ago we launched Hold Amy’s Hand.
Our goal was to raise £100,000 to help save Amy’s life – and we had all agreed that we wouldn’t stop for breath until we had done it.
Well we’re nearly there. And we’re not stopping. And neither are the thousands of handholders out there, all tweeting, walking, cycling, swimming – doing anything they can to raise money and awareness of our cause.
Thanks to you all spreading the word, so many more people have begun supporting #holdamyshand, too.
The Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation have jumped on board with tweets and Facebook posts, along with Henley Rugby Club, advertising agency TWBA Chiat Day in Los Angeles and fine whiskey makers Edrington in Scotland.
To celebrate a week of Hold Amy’s Hand, on Wednesday we orchestrated another social media takeover – this time with everyone tweeting, facebooking and instagramming pics of their friends, families and colleagues holding hands. The response was overwhelming.
Timelines everywhere were taken over by beautiful shots of hands being held in solidarity with our Amy, and not just human hands either: dogs, cats, and even kangaroos got in on the action!
We’ve had tweets of support from Portugal, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and across the US. And so many more celebs have shared our message with their followers, including swimmer Mark Foster, CBB inmate Perez Hilton, pub landlord Al Murray, Capital DJ Greg Burns, JLS heartthrob Marvin Humes, Penn Jillette and the ACTUAL RUSSELL CROWE. Thanks a million Rusty! Mind blown.
Money is still steadily coming in from everywhere, which we are so grateful for. Every single pound you spare is getting us close to our target. Special thanks must go to Andy Copping and our friends at Live Nation, who have donated an incredible £1000 to our cause. It’s a huge and generous sum and so unexpected. Thank you!
It’s amazing to see so many people all over the world uniting for our Amy. She is having the first of her operations next week and that’s down to each and every one of you.
Keep going handholders – let’s hit £100,000 by the time she goes into surgery!
Hold Amy’s Hand