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U.S. Olympic Team donates to London kids' charity

U.S Silver medallists April Ross and Jen Kessy present a check to Kid's Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh Credit: M&C Saatchi

The United States Olympic Team has thanked Great Britain for its generosity and hospitality during the Olympic Games by making a donation to the children's charity Kids Company.

The U.S team donated £100 for each of the 104 medals it won at London 2012.

Olympic beach volleyball silver medallists, Jen Kessy and April Ross presented a £10,400 check to the organization.

“The atmosphere in London has been incredible,” said Kessy. “Everyone has been so friendly and supportive; it has made our first Olympic experience unforgettable.”

“We are truly grateful to be part of such a wonderful campaign,” said Ross. “After visiting Kids Company and learning about all the things they do for children, it’s touching to know that we were able to contribute to such a great cause by winning a medal for Team USA.”

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