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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Charlie Simpson the 7 year old Haiti fundraiser

Just settling down to watch the weekly Andrew Marr show when I was made to sit up and take notice of the BBC News item talking about Charlie Simpson, a 7 year old who had watched the coverage of the Haiti earthquake and wanted to help.

Charlie was so moved watching the orphans in Haiti then decided to do something to raise money for the children of Haiti, so through Unicef decided to do a 5 mile bike ride round his local park and set himself a target of £500.

The latest total on Charlie's fundraising page was £17,628.oo - that's right, over 17 thousand pounds, however at 8.45am when the item went out on BBC News, that total was just over 12 thousand pounds.

Charlie says on the website:

My name is Charlie Simpson, I want to do a Sponsored Bike Ride for Haiti because there was a big earthquake and loads of people have lost their lives. I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti.

I am going to cycle around South Park as many times as possible…. (at least 10 laps, I hope!). Please can you sponsor me and all your money will go to UNICEF who are collecting for Haiti.


So, if a 7 year old can do it, so can all of us, so to all my readers, fellow bloggers, facebook friends and fellow twitterers let us all advertise Charlie's Just Giving site and help to make that amount even bigger and help the children of Haiti.

UPDATE 27th January 2010 - Now raised £163,625.90 Keep on giving and let's show Charlie that we all appreciate what he did.

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