People's generosity knows no bounds.
With just six weeks to go until the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the campaign is stepping up a notch.
Earlier this morning the group Together For Yes launched a crowdfunding drive to pay for 5000 posters to be put up around Ireland.
In just a few hours, the campaign hit its target of €50,000, leading the group to increase it to €100,000, which would fund 10,000 posters.
Iconic Irish author Marian Keyes was one of the many people to help get it over the line – she told her 157k Twitter followers that if they showed her proof of their donation to the campaign, she’d match it.
She initially said she’d aim for €1000 by the end of the week, but such was the response from her followers that it ended up going well over €2000 in under an hour.
One follower donated his entire work bonus:
okay, lets do this ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/MIPJaL2SMJ
— The Foggy Jew (@HMcEvansoneya) April 10, 2018
True to her word, Marian donated €1000…
Thank you all so much for your incredible generosity. Here's my proof of payment. Thank you for being such heroes, I'm so moved by how amazing you are ????? pic.twitter.com/lZJZ9Pkpx7
— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) April 10, 2018
…And Me Before You author Jojo Moyes decided to join her, also pledging to give €1000 to the campaign.
Mar, I'll stand you another 1000. What's the best way for me to help? xx
— Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) April 10, 2018
Two of our favourite writers being absolute legends. Gerrup!
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