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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:50 PM
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Charlie Simpson, 7-Year-Old, Raises $160,000 For Haiti

Charlie's an angel: Charlie Simpson was so upset by the devastating images of quake-ravaged Haiti that he asked his mother if she could help him set up a sponsored bicycle ride around his local park in London for the relief effort. He was hoping to raise $800. Instead, his Internet page was flooded with $160,000 in donations.
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Charlie Simpson, 7-Year-Old, Raises $160,000 For Haiti
| 01/25/10 02:47 PM |

LONDON A young British schoolboy has raised more than 100,000 pounds ($160,000) Monday for Haiti's relief effort by cycling round his local park.

Seven-year-old Charlie Simpson was so upset by the images of Haiti's deadly earthquake that he asked his mother if she could help him set up a sponsored bicycle ride around a west London park.

Charlie originally hoped to raise 500 pounds (for UNICEF's Haiti appeal with Sunday's 5-mile (8-kilometer) bike ride, but his Internet page was flooded with donations.

He raised nearly 50,000 pounds in a single day. Charlie's story was splashed on the front page of Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper on Monday, and money is still flooding in.

"I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti," he said on his fundraising Web site.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/25/charlie-simpso...


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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:52 PM
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1. Good kid
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:53 PM
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2. What a sweet soul
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 06:54 PM by SallyMander

:hug:

ETA, thanks for posting this!
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:53 PM
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3. Wonderful
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:58 PM
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4. TOUCHE !!..n/t
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:59 PM
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5. bless his heart
:loveya:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:59 PM
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6. I saw him on BBC International this morning
and wanted to hug him through the TV. :applause:
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:06 PM
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7. A really young hero. Bless his heart.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:13 PM
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8. What a sweet child, with such a big heart. nt
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:19 PM
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9. He'll be running for congress in 18 years.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:21 PM
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10. Parliament, perhaps.....Unless he's planning a big move.
:)


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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:32 PM
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11. good kid.
thanks for posting this story.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:12 PM
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12. What a great kid.
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:14 PM
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13. thanks for posting this...
it's stories like this that give me hope for the future. God bless that little boy!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:28 PM
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20. .
There is hope for the future. Kids can be amazing.

;)

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:14 PM
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14. Holy crap that's amazing.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:20 PM
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15. awesome
way to go kid!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:24 PM
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16. Go Charlie !!!
:yourock:

:kick:
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:34 PM
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17. Charlie bit me.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:22 PM
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18. What an amazing kid! And look at his sweet little face.
:loveya:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:28 PM
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19. God bless him!
Awesome!
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