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Facebook prank leaves Burnley salesman paying the price
10:40am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A BURNLEY man is paying the price for an internet prank by a friend – but it’s all for a good cause.
When Callum Krzysik, 23, left his office computer unattended, work colleague Jordan Dean noticed he had left his Facebook page logged in.
Mr Dean promptly changed Mr Krzysik’s profile status to an offer to donate money to charity every time a friend liked or shared the status.
It read: “For every ‘like’ this status gets I will donate £1 to the most popular charity asked for, every share will get £2! Feeling charitable me! You’ve only got until mid-night tonight when I stop count-ing the likes and shares.”
Instead of ignoring the practical joke, Mr Krzysik, from Lowerhouse, decided to face the music and stay true to ‘his word’.
The salesman, who works at Motorpoint in Rosegrove Lane, has now pledged to run through the streets of Burnley on Good Friday wearing only a mankini to help raise his target of £1,012.
He said: “I felt like I couldn’t really say no. I had to honour it. I thought I would feel bad if I didn’t do after people started suggesting charities that they’d like me to help. I watched some videos that were posted up and they moved me, so I’ll be doing the run as part of Lowerhouse Cricket Club’s charity day.”
The martial art enthus-iast and ex-Royal Marines trainee says his five-mile run doesn’t faze him.
He will be donating the money to Manchester Children’s Hospital’s critical care unit and Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
To contribute to Mr Krzysik’s causes, visit http://www.justgiving.com/mankini5miletattoo or http://www.justgiving.com/mankini5miletattoo2.
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