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Indiegogo Grexit Greece

Yorkshire man launches IndieGoGo crowdfunder to save Greece with a €1.6bn pledge


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

June 30, 2015 | 2 min read

A man has launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo to help stave off the Grexit.

In a bid to keep Greece in Europe, 29-year-old Yorkshire man Thom Feeney, launched the push to raise a mere €1.6bn for the fiscally floundering nation.

Feeney’s logic is that if Europe’s 503 million people “just chip in a few Euro, then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon”.

Things seem to be picking up on the page, at the time of publication raising an impressive €111,827.

On why he embarked on the fundraiser, Feeney said: “I was fed up of the Greek crisis going round in circles, while politicians are dithering, this is affecting real people. While all the posturing is going on, then it's easy for the politicians to forget that. I just thought, sod it, I'll have a crack.”

The perk for a €3 donation is a postcard of Alex Tsiparas, for €6 you can snag a nice Greek olive and feta salad and for €25, a bottle of Greek wine.

Previously, Feeney offered a small Greek island the size of “about the size of Inchmarnock off the coast of Scotland” but IndieGoGo flagged it as a breach of its rules.

Of course, if the campaign fails to raise €1.6bn in the next seven days, all donations are refunded...

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