Seven year-old's epic bike ride raises thousands for Haiti
Seven year-old Charlie Simpson was so affected by the devastation following the earthquake in Haiti, he decided he had to do something to help.
So this weekend, Charlie is setting out to cycle seven times around Fulham's South Park, covering a distance of around five miles.
Charlie originally aimed to raise £500 for UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal - but news of his heroic ride has spread and he has already raised almost £7,000!
" I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti. I am going to cycle around South Park as many times as possible.
"Please can you sponsor me and all your money will go to UNICEF who are collecting for Haiti."
"On behalf on the many children in Haiti, I thank Charlie for his effort."
UNICEF does not receive money from the DEC nor from the UN budget, and relies on voluntary donations.
January 23, 2010