One Direction man Louis Tomlinson raising funds for Bluebell Wood with live online gig

Louis Tomlinson will raise funds for Bluebell Wood Hospice with his live online show next month. Photo: Steve UttleyLouis Tomlinson will raise funds for Bluebell Wood Hospice with his live online show next month. Photo: Steve Uttley
Louis Tomlinson will raise funds for Bluebell Wood Hospice with his live online show next month. Photo: Steve Uttley
Former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has announced a special one-off live show in support of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and other charities ‘especially close to his heart’.

The live-streamed show will be available to watch for 28 hours, giving fans across the world the chance to view at a time convenient to them.

Profits from the one-off show, which will be broadcast on December 12, will be split between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, FareShare, Crew Nation, and Stagehand.

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Louis will also be donating money to his own touring crew, many of whom have been out of work since March.

Louis said: "I was absolutely gutted to have to postpone my world tour this year as I was really looking forward to seeing all the fans.

"Performing for a live crowd is the most important thing to me, this live stream is a step back into that world and is something I can't wait to film.

“I want to put on a real show for the fans, with scale and production, creating something special to end 2020 on a positive upbeat note and raise money for charities that are especially close to my heart.

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“I also want to give my touring crew work, and raise some vital money for them, as without my crew the show literally couldn't go on."

Louis is a long-standing supporter of Bluebell Wood and has visited the hospice to meet and chat to children and families.

He’s since raised funds for the hospice through charity football matches at Doncaster Rovers , donations, and even bought every single item on the charity’s Amazon Christmas Wishlist for the children in its care in 2018.

In 2019, the singer also included a call to action on the video for his song Two Of Us, which raised more than £10,000 for the North Anston-based hospice.

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Sam Wood, head of fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re all huge fans of Louis here and we’re over the moon that he’s chosen to support us with this very exciting one-off show.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to him for supporting us through his latest show, and all the other incredibly generous and thoughtful gestures he’s made over the years.

Tickets for the show are available now here.