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Malala Yousafzai: Birmingham hospital charity fund set up

Malala Yousafzai
Image caption A hospital spokesperson said Malala would be asked how she wanted donations to be spent

The Birmingham hospital where 14-year-old Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai is being treated has set up a fund for charitable donations for her.

Malala arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) on Monday after being shot by a Taliban gunman.

She had a bullet removed from her skull last week.

A spokesperson from the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said more than 600 people had sent messages of support for Malala.

The teenager was targeted after campaigning for education for girls.

Malala remains in a stable condition and is responding well to her care, a QE spokesperson said.

An account within the main hospital fund of the Queen Elizabeth Birmingham Charity has been set up to support Malala.

The trust's website said: "When she is well enough we will ask her how she wants those donations to be spent in support of the care she is receiving."

A message book has been opened at Birmingham City Council and people visiting the trust's website can also leave an online message.

A vigil for Malala is due to be held by two organisations, Women2Gether and Amina Women's Group, outside Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square from 11:00 BST on Thursday.

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