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Charity gives boy with frozen hair just £900 of £56,000 raised for him

The boy whose pictured went viral when his hair got frozen on his long walk to school (read here) has been given £900 despite people donating £56,000 to him after his picture was shared online.

Wang Fuman, a primary school pupil in Yunnan, China, was dubbed “Frost Boy” after his photo went viral, had a total of 500,000 yuan (£56,335) raised for him. But there is a row over the handling of the cash after only 8,000 yuan (£900) reached his family. 

Zhaotong Youth Development Foundation has said that the rest of the money would go to other less-fortunate pupils in the region. The teacher who took the photo of Wang said it generally takes the child more than an hour to make the 2.8-mile journey from his home to the school. And there are other kids like him known as the “left-behind children”  – kids whose parents work in cities while their children stay behind in the village with siblings and grandparents.

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