Well, we did not receive any direct confirmation that Martin or Amanda saw the Stand Up to Cancer site. We did try contacting them in several different ways. It is possible that Martin saw the donations, and it was included as part of the thank you video he posted.
Regardless, we still raised over $1,700 for cancer research. And, in the words of Mr. Freeman, everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. This money is going to a great cause and could save a life. It could be someone’s father, daughter, aunt, or best friend who is saved because of the compassion you showed by sending in a donation. Don’t ever forget that. We are still so proud of all of you!
Remember, you can still vote for Martin in the Bille. And now that’s it’s not part of a surprise, feel free to Tweet and share the link so we can get more people to vote!
Thanks a million everyone! Email and ask will remain open if anyone has questions, or would like to chat.
Amanda and Martin posted this video a few hours ago, thanking everyone for the birthday wishes! (with this explanation a short while later)
Well, ladies and gentlemen, no one has ever accused me of being late before and I didn’t intend to start now. Even though it’s a few days early, we have sent a private message to Amanda Abbington’s Twitter (with the help of the ever wonderful Baker Street Babes) letting her know about the charity contributions and the birthday messages - which are on a private blog, just for Martin to see.
On our final tally, this blog had 500 followers, collected 80 birthday messages, and raised $1,750.00 for Stand Up to Cancer. WOW!
So, if you donated, messaged us, or even just gave us a signal boost, I want you to take a moment and give yourself a round of applause. It’s amazing the things fans can do when they come together. Don’t ever forget that!
Thank you everyone! We will absolutely let you know the second we get a response from Mr. Freeman!
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Thank you all for putting this together. I’m so happy that someone is doing something special for Martin’s birthday. He deserves it. :)
No, thank you guys for your support in making this such a wonderful surprise for Martin! We’ve surpassed every donation goal we set, collected almost 100 messages and artworks, and gotten him to the #4 spot on the Bille!
Awesome fans are awesome!
But yes, Martin does deserve all of this - and more - that’s actually the conversation that started this blog in the first place!
Friendly Reminder: In about eight days we’ll be sending the tallied results of the donations we’ve collected to Martin, along with all your birthday messages. So if you want your donation included in that total, make sure you send it in soon!
Thanks again everyone!
Martin is currently #4!
Excellent work Freemaniacs! Even though we won’t be able to win in time for his birthday, it might make an excellent Christmas present. So remember to keep voting every day!
I’ll be gone from Tumblr until Saturday night, so I’m extending the deadline until the 17th August!
So please send in your messages for Martin to the blog or email us at: email@example.com
Don’t forget to donate (I know we’ve passed our goal, but still…) if you can and vote for Martin as well.
Please share around for others. See you on Saturday xx