July 1, 2015
The whole Greek question has left EU leaders absolutely stumped. Fortunately Thom Feeney, 29, of London has come up with a solution – crowdfunding.
The shoe shop worker set up a crowdfunding page on Tuesday morning, in a heroic bid to raise the €1.6bn needed.
Thom wrote, “All this dithering over Greece is getting boring. European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people of not. Why don’t we the people just sort it instead?”
“The European Union is home to 503 million people. If we all just chip in a few euros then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy.”
And at time of writing, the site had already raised €610,324, thanks to just over 37,001 donations.
But what do you get for chipping in, as Greece hurtles towards default? Well for just €3 you can get a postcard sent from Greece of Alex Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister.
The manufacture of the postcards and postage will give a much needed boost to printers and post office in the bankrupt country, wrote Thom.
Greek ouzo and wine are the rewards for higher pledges, which will all go to the Greek people.
“I’ve not yet been in touch with any European leaders, but I heard a rumour from a journalist that Mr Tsipras wanted to get in touch,” Thom added.
You can make your contribution below.
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