The internet is trying to give Greece a massive bailout 7 years ago

The internet is trying to give Greece a massive bailout

Get your pennies out, lads.

Some kind souls have taken to the internet in a last-ditch attempt to bail Greece out of its financial troubles.


The fund, which was set up just yesterday on Indiegogo, has already surpassed €130,000.

While this is an undeniably impressive tally, it still falls some way short of the stated goal, which is €1,600,000,000.


Those who are kind enough to give their money can be rewarded in several ways. For example, a donation of €3 will get you a postcard featuring Alex Tsipras, the dashing Greek Prime Minister.


If you are so inclined, an investment of €25 will return a voucher for greek wine (a prize that has already been claimed by 119 benefactors).

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 23:  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on March 23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders are meeting as relations between the Tsipras government and Germany have soured amidst contrary views between the two countries on how Greece can best work itself out of its current economic morass.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Londonder Thom Feeney, 29, who is responsible for the account, was originally offering a small Greek island to anyone who was willing to pay the full amount but has since had to retract this offer, as the Greek government would not formally agree to such an arrangement.

So far, over 8000 generous souls have reached into their pockets to donate, and the number is climbing at a rapid rate.


After all, it would be rude not to give something back to the nation that gave us democracy, 300, the most boring international football team to ever win a major tournament, and the genetic code that produced Jennifer Aniston.