I’ve never been so jealous of a small child… Good work Charlie!

26 01 2010

Photo and text from cnn.com

Charlie bicycles five miles around a park and raises approximately $50,000 for every mile ridden

London, England

— He’s no Wyclef Jean or George Clooney, but that hasn’t stopped seven-year-old Charlie Simpson from raising more than £150,000 ($240,000) for the Haiti earthquake.

Simpson from Fulham, west London had hoped to raise just £500 for UNICEF’s earthquake appeal by cycling eight kilometers (five miles)around a local park.

“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,” said Simpson on his JustGiving page, a fundraising site which launched his efforts.

“I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti,” he said.

Read the rest here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/01/25/uk.boy.charity.haiti/index.html

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