'Egg Boy' praised for donating £54,000 to Christchurch attack survivors

'Egg Boy' praised for donating £54,000 to Christchurch attack survivors

You will probably know 17-year-old student Will Connolly by another name: ‘Egg Boy’, after he went viral for cracking an egg on the head of a far-right senator Fraser Anning.

Now, he’s gone viral again, this time for donating some £55,000 to survivors of the New Zealand mosque attacks.

The 17-year-old was filmed soaking Fraser Anning with an egg during a press conference in March, after the 69-year-old politician said Muslim migration was to blame for the terror attack, in which a white supremacist killed 51 people praying at two city mosques.

The Melbourne student gave A$100k (£55,000) to survivors from GoFundMe campaigns set up to fund his legal fees and to “buy more eggs with.”

Connolly took to Instagram to share his news: “Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape, $99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support,” he wrote.

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.

To the victims of the Tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that this can bring some relief to you.

Keep spreading the loving.

People are praising his generosity.

Australians are particularly proud

He's 'a role model'

'Egg Boy for Prime Minister'

A spokesperson for Victim Support confirmed receipt of the payment, saying: “Every cent pledged has and will continue to be distributed to the victims.”

Connolly refused to apologise for egging Anning, and the politician refused to withdraw his comments on Muslim migration, despite a petition signed by 1.4million people demanding he do so.

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