In the light of the continuing will-they-won’t-they drama surrounding Greece, it appears one man has taken matters into his own hands – by setting up a crowdfunding page to bail out the country.

29 year old Yorkshireman Thom Feeney came up with he idea after he got increasingly fed up of “dithering” politicians. He set up the page on IndieGoGo yesterday, where he hopes to raise the 1.6 billion euros required for Greece to pay back the IMF.

According to him, if the 503 million people in the EU donated just 3 euros each the target would be reached.

In an interview with the Independent, Feeney explained: “My opinion is that we need to invest for something to grow, whether that be a person, a company or a nation like Greece.” He wants a bailout “by the people, for the people”.

The campaign has started off well, with more than 2000 people donating in the past 24 hours and just over 31,000 euros reached. However, the project needs to gain a lot more traction in the next week in order to reach its target.


Miranda Wadham

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