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Weʼre raising £500 to help the happiest man in Croydon Harry Okaine who is retiring

Croydon, UK

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Harry Okaine, who is known to friends as Prince Harry, came to Britain in 2001, leaving behind his wife and five children, and has lived and worked in Croydon since 2003.

For the past 15 years, come rain or shine, Harry's broad smile could be seen on Purley Way, where he would be with an enormous sign around his neck, wearing big sunglasses and a floppy hat.

He was there, sat on a chair at the junction with Waddon Way, every day from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and became a popular sight for commuters and traders thanks partly to his broad grin and happy demeanour.

Harry worked for New Era Metal Recycling, which is based just off Purley Way, directing passing motorists to the scrapyard with his giant advertising placards.

But he left his role at the company on May 8, and now hopes to soon return to Ghana, where his family still live, and hopes to raise some funds so he can fulfil his dream of going home to open a petrol station.

We are now raising funds for Harry to fulfil his dream.

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    • Anonymous


      Jun 5, 2018

    • Barbara Cole

      Barbara Cole

      Jun 2, 2018

      Good luck Harry. We will miss you.

    • Tabbie Kat

      Tabbie Kat

      May 26, 2018

      Good luck Harry


    • karen sutherland

      karen sutherland

      May 25, 2018

      We love you Harry! You were so kind to both my boys. I wish you a very happy retirement.I loved your outfits and you made the best santa ever! I even got out of the car and took a photo of you!


    • Jane Mortimer

      Jane Mortimer

      May 25, 2018

      Good luck!


    • Michael Carpenter

      Michael Carpenter

      May 25, 2018

      Harry was always charming and had the most inspiring attitude whatever the weather - I hope he has a very happy & long retirement - The world would be a better place if more people were like him 👍


    • sally church

      sally church

      May 25, 2018

      Thanks for making me smile - good luck xx


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