11-year-old boy has raised over £500 in aid of Hemel-Hempstead based Hope for Children

Kai Marash, an 11-year-old boy from Hitchin has raised over £500 in aid of Hemel-Hempstead based Hope for Children, which will now be matched by the UK Government.

Using their new ‘fundraiser’ tool, Kai’s father, Lash, set up a Facebook fundraiser on behalf of his son ahead of his 12-hour gaming charity live stream on Saturday 23<sup “=””>rd December.

Kai’s fundraising will go towards the charity’s Head Held High appeal, which is raising funds to improve access to a quality education for vulnerable children in Africa. Every pound personally donated by the public before 23 December 2017 will be matched by the UK Government with UK aid.

Kai originally set a fundraising target of £150, which Lash promised to match. But when Facebook announced that on Giving Tuesday they were matching donations up to £10,000 per charity, Kai’s fundraising quickly surpassed his target and now stands at £480, with a further £150 being donated by his father.

Kai’s charitable good deeds have already been acknowledged by his teachers at school, and on Tuesday 19<sup “=””>th December, he will be coming to the Hope for Children HQ to receive a special certificate of thanks from the charity.

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