Child's charity cycle ride raises thousands for earthquake hit country

Seven-year-old gets on his bike and raises £75k for Haiti

Seven-year-old Charlie Simpson, from Fulham, West London, has raised a whopping £75,000 for the Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.

Simpson got on his bike and cycled for five miles, originally aiming to raise £500 for the earthquake-struck country. His efforts quickly gathered publicity and donations have been sent from across the world.

You can find Simpson’s JustGiving page here.

Unicef’s UK executive director David Bull praised the effort: "This is a bold and innovative gesture by Charlie…The little seed – his idea – that he has planted has grown rapidly and his is a place well deserved in the humanitarian world."

Read more on the story at the BBC news site here.

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