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Last Updated: Sunday January 31 2010 13:18 GMT

Boy raises over 190,000 for Haiti

7-year-old Charlie has raised thousands for the people of Haiti

Boy raises thousands for Haiti

A seven-year-old boy has raised more than £190,000 for victims of the Haiti earthquake by riding his bike around his local park.

Charlie, who is from London, was so concerned about the kids suffering in the quake that he decided to do something about it.

He rode five miles on Sunday to raise money for the Unicef children's appeal.

Charlie was aiming to make £500 in sponsorship, but raised thousands after people saw his sponsorship page online.

The Unicef children's appeal is providing food, water and healthcare for kids in Haiti.

Sponsorship

Charlie was sponsored from as far away as Hong Kong and New Zealand, after people read his appeal on the JustGiving website.

On his JustGiving page, Charlie said: "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."