At just six years old, Khan is happy to swim for miles

A SIX-year-old Hampstead schoolboy has taken to the water to raise more than £900 for charity. Little Khan Arculus has taken part in a sponsored swim for children s charity Global Care. The Hampstead Parochial School pupil swam an amazing 3,200m over five

A SIX-year-old Hampstead schoolboy has taken to the water to raise more than £900 for charity.

Little Khan Arculus has taken part in a sponsored swim for children's charity Global Care.

The Hampstead Parochial School pupil swam an amazing 3,200m over five days, and said he was extremely proud of his efforts.

He said: "I did it for people in poor countries who are not very healthy. It was fun. People said 'well done', and I was pleased."


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And he was rewarded for his efforts not just by raising hundreds of pounds for a good cause.

Commenting on how difficult it was to swim such a distance, he said: "It made me hungry, so I asked for croissants and ice cream."

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The money he raised will be used to help vulnerable children in countries like Cambodia and Uganda.

In the glow of success, Khan is already keen to repeat the performance. He said: "I'd like to do another sponsored swim. I don't know how far I'll go this time. I'll be seven by then."

He was invited to present his cheque in person at Global Care's 25th anniversary celebrations in Coventry.

Mum Tricia Arculus, 48, said: "He did work very hard at it, and we're proud of what he's achieved."

Having worked for Global Care in Bangladesh, Ms Arculus inspired her son's campaign.

She added: "We've been very touched by the people who have wanted to contribute, including many of the parents, staff and children at his school and his sister's nursery."

Global Care chief executive Ron Newby said: "It always thrills us to see children helping other children in this way. We know that Khan's gift to us will make a real difference to the lives of some of the neediest children on earth.

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