Badass of the Week: Charlie Simpson

Not only is he R#09's Badass of the Week, but Charlie Simpson is also qualifying for R#09's OMG THIS KID IS TOO ADORABLE of the Week. The seven-year-old from west London set out to raise £500 for relief efforts in Haiti by putting on a sponsored bike ride. But, in Charlie's words, "It's gone mad." All in all, Charlie and his friends managed to raise £72,000 (over $100,000) for Haiti.

"I want to do a sponsored bike ride for Haiti because there was a big earthquake and loads of people have lost their lives," Charlie told the BBC. "I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti."

Charlie is a special little kid, I think. I'm a little overwhelmed with this story, honestly. It really is just too great for words.

Stop by Charlie's Just Giving page and please consider donating to this wonderful cause. Congratulations, Charlie Simpson, on reminding us all how simple it is to help out our fellow human beings. You truly are a badass.


  1. That's the most moving thing I've seen in a long time. Seriously. I cried a little. That kid's so awesome. And adorable. Can't forget adorable.

  2. I got a little teary-eyed too. It really made me feel good.


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