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“It wasn’t mine to keep”: Egg Boy donates $100k to Christchurch shooting survivors

Will “Egg Boy” Connolly has taken to Instagram to announce that he will be donating the money raised for his legal fees to charity. Classy move, Egg Boy.

 

 

Despite what you thought of the whole “Egg Boy” fiasco, whether it was an important act of comeuppance, or a slight on the national honour that must be avenged, money talks. Last night, Will “Egg Boy” Connolly announced that the funds he originally raised for his legal defence will now be donated to the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

Connolly’s two GoFundMe pages raised a total of $99,922.36, which is now on its way to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims’ Support.

Connolly said, via Instagram: “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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Partisan politics aside, I saw we elevate Mr Connolly to the upper-echelons of the prototypical “True Aussie”. Whether you agreed with him (or not), in the end, he did the right thing, the noble thing. Clearly something we all attempt to strive for, but seldom attain.

Bravo, Egg dude.

 

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