A centenarian Londoner, Dabir Choudhury, has been in social isolation for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The elderly Muslim man initially made a pledge to raise £1,000 on Sunday, April 26, for the victims of COVID-19.
Within the first nine hours, the JustGiving page setup to accept donations reached its target and 48 hours later, donations began pouring in from across the country.
The total now stands at over £59,260.
The funds will be distributed to the victims of COVID-19 both in UK, Bangladesh and over 50 countries.
In a statement acknowledging his supporters, Choudhury said: “Thank you for your donations. I’m not fighting alone to put a smile on the faces of hungry children, we are fighting together. This money will help families who are in desperate need in the UK, Bangladesh and many other countries.”