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2014

Dear Everybody

Thank you for visiting Charlie's fundraising page!  We just wanted to give you a short update on how Charlie's been getting on and what he's been up to!  

Every since the Haiti Earthquake, Charlie has been sensitive to events happening in the world and has always felt that he should do something if he possibly could.

In September 2011,  Charlie joined a group of motivated kids from six different schools in Stepney, London to help raise money for UNICEF's East Africa Children's Crisis.  Their aim was to cycle 890 laps of their local park between them - this would add up to the 450 miles that makes up the route from Somalia's capital; Mogadishu to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.  The day was a huge success - not just on the fundraising front but more importantly on an awareness level and Charlie finished the day, by reporting on it for BBC's Newsround programme.

More recently, in December last year, Charlie was particularly struck by the devastating effect that Typhoon Haiyan had on the Philippines.  Charlie decided to get on his bike again and rode 40km to help raise funds for the children there.  If you'd like to know a bit more, please feel free to have a look at www.justgiving.com/charliesimpson-typhoon/  

I'm sure that there's more to come from Charlie - we'll keep you posted!  

Thank you once again for visiting Charlie's page and for your kind donations.

Leonora and Dan


Thanks for taking the time to visit Charlie's JustGiving page.

UPDATE:  Thursday 13th January 2011

Dear Everybody,

We can't believe that it has been a year since the Earthquake in Haiti. So much money has been raised and yet, now Haiti has been hit with a secondary horror... Cholera.  All your donations have been invaluable and went towards the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.  Now the people of Haiti still need your help!  So, thank you again, for any continued donations that you might give. We really appreciate it.  

Charlie obviously feels very strongly about the events in Haiti, and is trying to think of anyways that he might be able to help, one year on... we'll keep you posted...

All the best

Leonora and Dan Simpson

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Friday 29th January 2010 - MESSAGE FROM CHARLIE

Dear Everybody

Thank you very much for all the money you have donated to the children in Haiti.  The people in Haiti can now have a water kit, and some food and a tent. 

Mummy reads me some of my messages and I really like them!  I can’t believe how money how much money I have raised, it has been very mad!!!

 

Thank you all very much.

 

Love from Charlie  Simpson

 

 

 

UPDATE:  Monday 25th January 2010

To be honest, it is hard to know where to even begin thanking you all for your kind words, support and extraordinary generosity.  We could never have dreamed of, or envisaged a response like this.  Our friends and family obviously know how overwhelmed we are but I’m not sure how to convey our appreciation to those of you who we haven’t met before.  I’m just going to say a huge thank you to all of you who have contributed, and to those of you who continue to donate… it couldn’t have been done without you!!!!  THANK YOU!

 

What I will say is that UNICEF who have been doing such amazing work to help the people, and specifically the children, of Haiti will now be able to do even more to help; thanks to everyone of you.

 

Many thanks

 

Leonora and Dan

 

 

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE:

 

The Earthquake in Haiti has moved us all and Charlie, who is now 7, has decided that he needs to raise some money to help those affected by the disaster.  In order to do this he has decided to do a Sponsored Bicycle ride around our local park - South Park in Fulham.  He is aiming to complete 7 laps (about 5 miles) of South Park this weekend and is hoping that you will sponsor him so that he can raise money for UNICEF to help with their HAITI disaster appeal.

A note from Charlie: 

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.  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…. (at least 10 laps, I hope!). Please can you sponsor me and all your money will go to UNICEF who are collecting for Haiti.

 

 

 

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!

 

Charlie.

 

 


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Raising money for

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Unicef UK

Charity Registration No. 1072612

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children. Across more than 190 countries we provide food, medicine and water for children to survive and flourish, and education and protection to change children’s lives for good. To find out more visit www.unicef.org.uk or www.unicef.org (outside UK).

Donations 9146

Well done, Charlie. Willem was so impressed and he is so proud to be your friend. What an amazing boy you are!

Donation by Andrea Hunt on 23/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Sara Haley on 23/01/10

£20.00

Very impressive Charlie! Welldone you raising so much money. I hope you enjoy your bike ride and manage to do all the laps around the park that you want!

Donation by Susie Hay on 23/01/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Such a little guy for such a big cause. I commend your effort and know you'll be successful in doing it. Go for it.

Donation by JASON DEANE on 23/01/10

£10.00

Good luck Charlie.

Donation by Abby FitzGerald on 23/01/10

£25.00

Charlie, Have fun on your bike ride around South Park, we will be there to cheer you on. We have donated our pocket money to you from Sarah, Lucy, Julia and Emme Van Praagh! Good Luck! xo

Donation by The Van Praagh Girls on 23/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Sophie Hume on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

I heard you on Radio London this morning and was very impressed. Take it steady. Hope the weather stays fine. Well done.

Donation by Lucille White on 23/01/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done, Charlie! I'm from Taiwan, really moved by what you're doing here! Best of luck! X

Donation by Ming-Yi Lee on 23/01/10

£10.00

Go for it Charlie !

Donation by stephen maxwell on 23/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

good luck and well done

Donation by Susan Birbeck on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck little dude, you're doing a great thing. May the force be with you!

Donation by Charlie & Hanna on 23/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Enna Davies on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Hi Charlie, God bless you always and your family.

Donation by Bency Kurian on 23/01/10

£50.00

Heard you on the radio too. I'm so so proud of you Charlie. Lance Armstrong lookout! XXXXX

Donation by Chris Dallas on 23/01/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

well done charlie! makes me proud to be a londoner

Donation by tim tobin on 23/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Hi Charlie, Just heard you on BBC London. An inspiration to us all. Good Luck

Donation by Michael Grubb on 23/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Charlie! Very proud of you! xx

Donation by Izabela on 22/01/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done and good luck there big boy

Donation by Robin Lockhart on 22/01/10

£50.00

Well done Charlie, race round the park and we shall all cheer you on.

Donation by Andrew Bailey on 22/01/10

£50.00

Good Luck for Sunday! Steve,Ruthie,Issey,Grace&Tom

Donation by stephen bignell on 22/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Go for it Charlie! You're doing a good thing.

Donation by Aunty Mona on 22/01/10

£5.00

Wow! ... what an amazing boy you are! well done and have fun doing your laps of the park. :)

Donation by Nicola Hay on 22/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done Charlie. What a good idea!

Donation by Rob Eastham on 22/01/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Your a hero Charlie,great idea and good luck with the biking :)

Donation by K.C on 22/01/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£205,814.05
  • Offline donations£6,055.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£211,869.05
  • Gift Aid£46,334.28

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