A crowd-fund to help Greece raise €1.6bn has been started. There's a long way to go, but it has already reached a staggering €1,000,000.
“The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few Euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.”
If you donate €3 you will receive a postcard of the Greek Prime Minister. If you donate €6 you will receive a Greek Feta and Olive Salad. If you donate €10 you will get a bottle of Ouzo.
For an impressive €5000 you will receive a Greek holiday for two. So far five people have donated this much. Furthermore, for those of you lucky enough to have a million Euro lying around you, if you donate that much then you will be a "super-rich kind hearted person".
With just six days left to reach the €1.6bn target it is unlikely that the crowd-funders will succeed. But the amount of money donated so far is rather impressive.
Thom Feeney is optimistic about the campaign, saying on the page that: “I hope very much that the campaign will reach the target, I think it will be a victory for people power.”
However, Feeney has also said that in the (likely) event that their €1.6bn target is not actually met then all donations will be refunded.
Feeney has also written an article in Comment Is Free for the Guardian, saying that:
"Ultimately, I’m very proud of the people – not just from the UK, Greece or Europe but those from all over the world – who have got involved with this campaign. It truly is by the people, for the people."
As stated, reaching the target of 1.6 billion Euro looks rather ambitious, but if a few more "super-rich kind hearted persons" get involved then it might just be possible.
Would you donate some money to save Greece? Is this a realistic goal?