Egg Boy Donates Almost $100K To Christchurch Victims
he Aussie teenager who infamously egged controversial Senator Fraser Anning has donated almost $100,000 to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.
17-year-old Will Connolly, who quickly became known by the name ‘Egg Boy’, smashed a raw egg over Anning’s head at a press conference after he implied that the mosque massacre was a result of Muslim immigration.
After the incident went viral, two GoFundMe pages were set up to help raise funds for the teenager’s legal fees.
But ‘Egg Boy’ instead pledged to donate the money to those affected by the tragedy.
In a post to Instagram on Tuesday evening, Connolly said that he had donated $99,922.36 to the Christchurch Foundation and Victim Support after going through “a huge amount of red tape”.
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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. ❤️🙌🏻
“I decided to donate all monies to help provide some relief to the victims of the massacre… it wasn’t mine to keep,” he said.
“To the victims of the tragedy, I whole heartedly hope that his can bring some relief to you.”
Will was handed an official caution following the egging incident but was not charged.
At the time, his lawyer said that Will was relieved with the “common sense outcome” from police.
“[Will] appreciates that he went about expressing a passionately held view in the wrong way and he acknowledges that,” he said.
“He thanks the police and his family and everyone who has supported him through a pretty stressful time for him. He wasn’t to get back to pursuing his year 12 studies.”