Crowd-fund to pay for Greek bailout reaches an impressive €1m

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 1m euro figure was reached on Wednesday evening and is still rising. Check out the current total here.

The fundraising attempt was set up by Thom Feeney, who on the fundraising page has said that:

“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.

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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?


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