‘Egg Boy’ Donates Aus$ 1 Lakh To Christchurch Mosque Attack Survivors


CANBERRA — William Connolly, an Australian teenager better known as ‘Egg Boy’, has donated almost Aus$100,000 ($69,000) to the survivors of Christchurch mosque attack, he said in an Instagram post.

Connolly cracked an egg on the head of Fraser Anning, an Australian far-right senator, one day after the horrific attacks in New Zealand. Anning had blamed the attack that killed 50 people on immigration.

Two GoFundMe pages were set up for Connolly to help with his legal fees after he was taken away by police following the egging incident. He was released after being cautioned and he had promised to donate money from the GoFundMe pages to those affected in the attack.

In an Instagram post, Connolly wrote: ” 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 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.”

“To the victims of the tragedy, I wholeheartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you.”

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