Donation was made by Angelina Jolie, the Maleficent” star, an undisclosed sum to two British children who are running a lemonade stand to raise money to help people suffering due to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
British schoolboys — six-year-olds Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaa from east London — are best friends and set up the stand to raise funds for charity in July after learning about the crisis.
Ayaan Moosa’s father, 37-year-old Shakil Moosa, told CNN the “Maleficent” star contacted the family via an agent three weeks ago and offered to make a donation to the cause, which was transferred this weekend.
Angelina Jolie sent the children a letter, which was shared on Instagram, thanking them for their efforts and apologizing that she could not be there in person to buy their lemonade.
The Children thanked the actress Angelina Jolie in a video on Instagram, #lemonaidboys. “Hi Angelina, I’m Ayaan. And I’m Mikaeel. And we’re the LemonAid boys. We just wanted to say thank you for donating to our cause,” they said in the video. They added they’d be happy to sell her a glass of lemonade next time she was in London.