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Unknown benefactor gives large sum of money to foundling Marie
The baby that was found by a bus driver last week on the side of a road in Sint-Truiden, in Limburg province, has received a large sum of money from an unknown benefactor, according to TV Limburg, reports De Standaard.
The public has shown great compassion for the foundling, with many people visiting the hospital where the baby is being cared for to donate toys and clothes. A great number of families have presented themselves as willing candidates to foster the child, and various associations and individuals have launched campaigns to raise money for the baby girl, who has been given the name Marie.
One person gave an envelope with a "huge amount" of cash to the office of Sint-Truiden mayor Veerle Heeren. All of the financial donations are being deposited into a blocked account, which Marie will be able to access from the age of 18.
Meanwhile, authorities are still searching for the right foster family for the child, while mayor Heeren is repeating her call for the mother of the child to come forward.