Published: 00:00, 03 December 2015
| Updated: 15:08, 03 December 2015
A budding YouTube celebrity is using his popular channel to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.
Callum Halls, 16, is supporting the US-based NF Family Foundation after he met the owners through the video sharing site.
The charity supports sufferers of neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder causing tumours to grow in the nervous system.
Despite an ocean separating Callum from the foundation, he is determined to raise awareness of the disorder and do what he can to help those who suffer from it.
“Many people experience this condition and don’t get too much money coming in to help them,” he said.
“In America they don’t get free health care. I have so far collected quite a sum of money for this worthwhile cause, more than £200 in fact. I just want to raise some more awareness for the charity, the fundraiser and more importantly what people can do to help.”
The youngster has amassed almost 20,000 views on his Jaguar Films channel, with 640 subscribers tuning in to watch him play the popular computer game Minecraft.
He is now making videos about his support for the foundation, ensuring hundreds of people are made aware of their work.
“I started in March and since then it’s been going better and better for me,” he said.
“They (the owners of the NF Family Foundation) came over earlier this year and took me to conventions and places to help me get my name out there.
“I am constantly thinking of new ideas to entertain my viewers and bring about a smile to their faces!”
Callum has certainly brought a smile to the faces of the foundation’s owners, with more than £250 raised thus far.
He also took part in the Movember campaign to provide a further boost to his efforts.
“I just want to do as much as I can to assist the foundation,” he said.
“The money will be used for care packages consisting of toys, funds for visits to hospitals, transportation costs, support for alternative therapies such as swimming and adaptive sports, and organisation of events to raise awareness.”
Although the moustache is no more, Callum’s commitment to raising money for the foundation shows no sign of slowing down.
He said: “I have a couple of videos up on the channel about what I’m doing and I’m going to do something for them on my birthday, which is January 25.
“Birthdays are about giving so I thought I’d do it myself to help them out even more.”
You can do your bit by donating at youcaring.com/nf-family-foundation-452813.