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30th Jun 2015

Yorkshire chap crowdfunding thousands of Euros to help Greece out of the economic s**t

Ben Kenyon

Say what you like about Yorkshire folk, but they get things done.

One no-nonsense chap from up North has decided to roll up his sleeves and help solve the Greek debt crisis himself.

Greece is up to its eyeballs in debts and facing a default on its IMF loan and potential exit from the Euro, unless the country secures help to pull it from the s**t.

While the world’s politicians still continue to drag their feet, London-based Yorkshireman Thom Feeney has taken action.

He has set up a crowdfunding appeal (and it’s a genuine one) to help bail out the Greek people who are suffering and has already raised more than €160,000.


Feeney, 29, wants to collect the €1.6bn needed and with 503 million people in the EU, if everyone chips in a few Euros, this sorry mess will be sorted.

It might sound like a p*ss-take, but he’s serious and on the IndieGoGo page he writes:

“I can understand why people might take it as a joke, but Crowdfunding can really help because it’s just a case of getting on and doing it.

“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.”

Here are some of the things your donations will get you:

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“I’m not just making a statement,” Feeney said. “This is a real attempt to do something. But at the very least it’s important to raise the issue of the plight of the Greek people at this time.

“We can help our Greek cousins by buying wonderful Greek produce such as feta, olives, wine and more. And maybe considering Greece as a holiday destination.”

Top guy! Here’s where you can donate.

ATHENS, GREECE - JUNE 17: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE CONTAINS PROFANITY) Protesters during a pro-government rally calling on Greece's European and International Monetary creditors to soften their stance in the cash-for-reforms talks on June 17, 2015 in Athens, Greece. The European Commission has said that Greece and its international creditors need to come to an agreement within the next 2 weeks to avoid a possible default, after weekend talks collapsed. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)