Greece debt crisis crowdfunding
Greece crowdfunding website crashes as bail out efforts continue Screenshot of Indiegogo website

A crowdfunding website launched to bail out Greece from the current financial crisis briefly crashed following overwhelming support. The website, Indiegogo, displayed an error message.

"The Greek Bailout Fund campaign page is experiencing some issues due to its astonishing popularity. It should be back up shortly," a notice on the website read.

"Follow us on Twitter and we'll let you know when it's back up."

So far, the campaign, launched by 29-year-old Yorkshire native Thom Feeney, has garnered more than €530,000 (£375,995) for helping Greece.

Insisting that the campaign was not a joke, Feeney wrote on the website: "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."

According to Indiegogo regulations, if the project fails to secure enough funds, €1.6bn, before one week, the campaign ends.