It was announced back in July that Liam Payne and Harry Styles from One Direction would be partnering with Trekstock, a leading cancer charity, to help raise money for them. Since July 8, fans who donated to Trekstock were entered to win a trip to London and spend a night out on the town with Liam and Harry. On Tuesday (August 20), the winner and the final amount of money was revealed and they surpassed their original goal.
The duo and Trekstock had set a goal of raising $500,000 and ended up going well above that and raising a massive $784,984. Trekstock announced the amount in an email sent to people who donated and said that this amount will allow them to "complete funding of their Hodgkin's lymphoma trial, in the hope of offering a much brighter future to thousands of children and young people affected by this form of disease."
Since the amount was so large, "Trekstock will now also be able to focus on an exciting piece of work to raise awareness and educate around skin cancer – the second most common cancer among 15-34 year olds."
How amazing is that?
Trekstock announced the winner, Allison from California, on their Facebook page on Tuesday (August 20) along with this message: "To all of you around the world, the important thing is that you've all come together to help in the fight against cancer. We hope you all feel like winners! We've been blown away by your support and hope you'll continue to join the Trekstock journey."
You might remember a few days ago it was announced that Liam along with Zayn helped raise £7,000 for a new charity called The CAW Foundation by auctioning off their hand decorated bedtime onesies. Before that One Direction also raise a amazing amount of money for Comic Relief via Red Nose Day.
If you wanna join Liam and Harry in continuing to support Trekstock, you can find out more about them at Trekstock.com/getinvolved.