“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.
Bye bye, love Joel. xx”
Joels’ Dad added that the family had been overwhelmed by the support and that Joel was really looking forward to the run – if a little daunted:
“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!”