London (ANI): The mysterious benefactor, who donated food, clothes and medicine at a children's shelter in India, and helped 126 kids escape begging gangs, has been revealed to be Brit celebrity Jade Goody. Goody, 27, had made the donation during a visit to a Delhi project run by British charity Railway Children though she was unable to reveal it at that time as her agreement with the charity had not then been finalised.
In her autobiography, Catch A Falling Star, she told how she donated 100,000 pounds to charities in the country, a large chunk of which went to these kids. Bobby Mishra, a little five-year-old boy, who no longer has a father and whose mother suffers from alcohol problems, was grateful for the help Goody gave.
“Thank you so much for our lovely food and clothes, Jade," the Sun quoted him as having said through a translator. “You have helped us so much and made us very happy. We will all pray for you every day," he said.
Goody had spent time with the children while she was at the centre, and Mrinalini Rao, 34, director of the Railway Children in India, who was present during the visit, was surprised at how easily she got on with the kids.
“I was amazed to see how Jade connected with the children," she said. “There were several moments when she had tears in her eyes while listening to their stories. The children were quite amazed at the ease and honesty with which she spoke about her life," she stated.
Jade's cash went to the Railway Children charity, which then passed it to Jeevodaya Society in Itarsi, whose shelter was built by UK charity Butterfield's Edward Johnson Trust.