Tuesday, February 16, 2021

11-year-old UK-based Nigerian girl raises £200 for charity

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An 11-year old UK-based Nigerian school girl, Fodun Olanrewaju, has raised 200 pounds through a fundraiser to support a hospital charity for disabled patients in her community.

Miss Olanrewaju, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos, said that she raised the fund by setting up a GoFundMe page with the help of her parents.

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She said that the money was raised to help the Lewisham and Greenwich National Health Service, NHS, trust charitable fund.

“Since 2020, things have been difficult and I have been thinking about how some people will not have the opportunity to meet their families and friends due to the COVID-19 lockdown, especially children who are differently able.

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“I am overwhelmed and thankful to those who supported my fundraising campaign.

“I hope to continue to make a difference in my community and making my parents and school proud,” she said.

Miss Olanrewaju advised people to strive to make a difference by always showing love and care to their fellow humans and their communities.

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Fodun’s father, Olanrewaju Sharafa, said that he was very proud of her for caring a lot about other people and contributing positively to her community.

“All of Fodun’s friends and family are so happy and proud of her. I feel touched that she is continuously willing to make impact in the community.

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“We are hopeful that she makes the list of Mayor’s Award Nominees and that she wins,” Mr Sharafa added.

NAN reports that Fodun is a year six student and prefect at St. Matthew Academy in Blackheath, London.

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