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Race Across The World winners share incredible update after donating prize money to charity

Race Across The World winners Emon and Jamiul have updated fans with how they spent their prize money, one year on from being crowned champion.

The uncle and nephew team joined in the BBC series, which saw a collection of duos try and get from Mexico City to Ushuaia in Argentina, and won the £20,000 cash prize mere seconds before their competitors.

However, shortly after winning they announced that they would be donating most of the cash to charity, after being touched by the poverty they witnessed in South America, while on the race.

Now, a year on since the show was shot, Emon and Jamiul have posted a video update, showing what good they’ve been able to do for those in need.

In a video posted on the BBC show’s Twitter, Emon and Jamiul recorded an update for fans, and told them where they had put the cash.

Emon said: ‘We met some lifelong friends made some crazy memories. We were taken back by the poverty that we’ve witnessed in South America, in particular the poverty that we’ve seen in Brazil, on the streets where we witness kids sleeping rough. It shouldn’t be like that.

‘So when we won the race, me and my nephew knew exactly what we wanted to do with the money and vowed to donate at least half of it towards helping kids on the streets of Brazil, and in South America.’

Jamiul and Emon have used their win to help those in poverty in Brazil (Picture: BBC)

‘The initial plan was for us to go out there after the show had been aired to show you guys how that money would be spent towards helping these children,’ Jamiul added.

‘However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Covid, we weren’t able to do that.’

‘So we’ve teamed up with a charity over in Brazil, who do an amazing job over there on the ground, helping the kids with basic amenities – stuff like food, shelter, clothes, education,’ Emon said.

Jamiul and Emon won Race Across The World with seconds to spare (Picture: BBC)

‘They do a remarkable job, their ethos is to get the kids off the street.’

Jamiul then revealed the win was ‘a gift that keeps on giving’ – especially as the pair won on Emon’s birthday.

To mark the occasion one year on, the children they have helped look after sent photos and videos thanking them for their incredible help.

‘I was overwhelmed,’ Emon said. ‘I could see the difference our donation made on the live side changed. It was incredible to be part of that.’

They have since vowed to continue helping out as much as they can.

Race Across The World is available on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.


Credit: Original article published here.

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