So, clearly, this has all gone a bit bonkers. Joel genuinely was trying to raise £60, and as I write, he’s raised nearly £4,000 to help fight global poverty. I’ll add a bit more at the end of this post – but this is just an opportunity for Joel to say thankyou to all the people who have sponsored and supported him so far. As before, it’s unedited:
“Hello everyone. Thank you for giving loads of money to charity. I have got quite a lot of money in my poor box now. Because of this money, I think loads of children can go to school now who are poor in Africa. When I heard that there was three thousand pounds on the website I was really excited to hear about it, and I cried for happiness. I am only six, and I can’t believe this. I am a little bit nervous about my run, but I know I can do it. I am going to be training with my mummy on the route. I hope you cheer for me. Also, at my club of cricket I won the cuddly llama, so it was a really good day for me yesterday. Bye bye, love Joel. xx”
[Joel’s Daddy again now] It’s been quite an incredible couple of days – we have been completely humbled by the messages of support for Joel and his fundraising mission. We’re really grateful to everyone who has supported him, and also to everyone who has spread the word about his run. Please do continue to support him if you can, and let’s see if we can get closer to Joel’s original target of a trillion pounds!
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