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‘Egg Boy’ Donates $100,000 to Christchurch Victims

‘Egg Boy’ Donates $100,000 to Christchurch Victims

Australian teenager William Connolly,  known as “egg boy”, has donated about $100,000 to the victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack, NZ Herald reported.

“Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape,$99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support,” he said on Instagram last night.

“For those of you who don’t know, there were two GoFundMe pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs’.

“Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted pro-bono for me so I don’t have any legal fees.

“I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre… it wasn’t mine to keep.”

 

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Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape,$99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support. For those of you who don’t know, there were 2 Go Fund Me pages set up to help cover the cost of my legal fees and to ‘buy more eggs’. Gratefully, Gordon Legal acted probono for me so I don’t have any legal fees. I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre… it wasn’t mine to keep. I want to thank Corey and @sajjad12345 who set up the funds and every single person who donated to the money and made this possible. To the victims of the Tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you. Keep spreading the love. ❤️🙌🏻

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Connolly hit world headlines after breaking an egg on the head of controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning, who had blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting.

“To the victims of the tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you,” Connolly wrote.

Within an hour so of posting his message to Instagram “Egg Boy” had received countless comments and more than 40,000 likes.

Earlier this month, Anning lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election.

According to the 2016 Australian Census, the combined number of people who self-identified as Muslim in Australia, from all forms of Islam, constituted 604,200 people, or 2.6% of the total Australian population, an increase of over 15% of its previous population share of 2.2% reported in the previous census five years.


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