Posted on 25-01-2010
Filed Under (Current Affairs) by Rashtrakut

And now for something different.  Touched by the tragedy in Haiti, Charlie Simpson came up with the seemingly modest idea of raising 500 GBP for Haiti via UNICEF by doing a sponsored bike ride of 8 km around a local park.  At present Charlie Simpson has exceeded his goal by 26976%.  That is not a typo.

What got this huge response in support of Charlie’s plan is the fact that he is only seven years old.  See link.  In the Internet age the news spread like wildfire once the media found out about it.   At the time of writing, he has raised over  $200,000.  For a link to his page click here.

In a cynical age it is refreshing to see that a simple and generous gesture from a young boy can draw such an outpouring of support.

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