• In the Spotlight:
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Awe! Kids just take the worst situation & turn it around , huh?!

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:36 PM
  • 12 Replies

London boy raises £100k for Haiti quake aid by cycling

Charlie Simpson

A seven-year-old west London boy has now raised more than £100,000 for Haiti quake victims in a sponsored bike ride.

Charlie Simpson, from Fulham, had hoped to raise £500 by cycling five miles (8km) around South Park on Sunday for Unicef's relief efforts in Haiti.

A day after his five-mile ride Charlie said: "My legs are a bit sore after the ride, but it was really fun."

His effort led to donations pouring in on the JustGiving website from as far away as New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Charlie, who went back to school earlier, is still unaware of how much he has raised but Unicef said he will be told when he visits its office later.

Charlie's father Dan Simpson said: "We cannot believe the incredible response from the UK public.

Thanks for all the messages of support, they really mean a lot
Dan Simpson, Charlie's father

"Charlie is so grateful to people for sponsoring him and he is delighted his bike ride has meant Unicef can help so many children in Haiti.

"Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to donate and thanks for all the messages of support, they really mean a lot."

His family said the ride had begun as a "little cycle round the park with his dad".

Michael Newsome, director of fundraising at Unicef UK, said: "Everyone at Unicef is absolutely staggered at how much Charlie Simpson has raised.

"His donations will mean we can help thousands of vulnerable children in Haiti."

'Inspired by Charlie'

He added: "Charlie spoke out about Haiti and the UK has listened - we are so proud of him.

"We would now encourage other people inspired by Charlie to try fundraising themselves to help Unicef's vital work with children in Haiti."

Before the bike ride, Charlie wrote on his JustGiving page: "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."

In the past 24 hours, donations in excess of £30,000 have been made to Charlie with hundreds of people leaving messages on the website.

The final amount raised by Charlie will be increased by a Gift Aid supplement.


by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:36 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
koolest_mom_of4
by Gold Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Aww how sweet :) Many people could learn from this kiddo


ToraMay
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:38 PM

That's AWESOME! 

tha-hawt-mommie
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM

i hope all parents pass these stories like this onto our kids , we need to keep this going ... i would love for my kids to organize things like this! hell my 5 y/o already loves to donate things lol ... my daughter is only 1 , so hopefully itll be the same w/ her


misssy2000
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM

What? More money for Haiti????????!!!!!!!!!!!! I am outraged!!! Why do they get everything? This is not fair! What about our poor, what about our hungry??? I am burning up. This is so not fair!!!! Whine, whine, whine..............whine


Okay so I did it so now the whiners don't have to come to this post!

What a sweet kid!!!!!! We can learn so much from children!




ToraMay
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM

LOL

Quoting misssy2000:

WHat? More money for Haiti!!!!!!!!!!!! I am outraged!!! Why do they get everything? This is not fair! What about our poor, what about our hungry??? I am burning up. This is so not fair!!!! Whine, whine, whine..............whine

 

Okay so I did it so now the whiners dont have to come to this post!

What a sweet kid!!!!!! We can learn so much from children!


Dimples79
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM

wow that kid is more mature then my husband  lol

 

I do wonder of he came up with that idea on his own though..

Not that it matters, still a wonderful gesture.

My son wouldn't be able to make it..lol

SissyAnn141
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

That is GREAT clapping 

tha-hawt-mommie
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM

LOL i was like 'uhm is she serious?!' lol

Quoting misssy2000:

WHat? More money for Haiti!!!!!!!!!!!! I am outraged!!! Why do they get everything? This is not fair! What about our poor, what about our hungry??? I am burning up. This is so not fair!!!! Whine, whine, whine..............whine


Okay so I did it so now the whiners dont have to come to this post!

What a sweet kid!!!!!! We can learn so much from children!



misssy2000
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM

and some of cafemom!

Quoting Dimples79:

wow that kid is more mature then my husband  lol

 

I do wonder of he came up with that idea on his own though..

Not that it matters, still a wonderful gesture.





tha-hawt-mommie
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 1:47 PM

heres a quote from another article ... doesnt REALLY answer the question lol , but it made me tear up a little bit! LOL

"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.

Quoting Dimples79:

wow that kid is more mature then my husband  lol

  

I do wonder of he came up with that idea on his own though..

Not that it matters, still a wonderful gesture.

My son wouldn't be able to make it..lol



Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)