Fundraiser launched for blind man and disabled wife evicted from home in Co. Meath
A fundraiser aiming to raise enough money to buy the house of a recently-evicted couple and their young son has raised almost €3,000 in five days.
The fundraiser was created by the anonymous writer of the blog 'Awaken Longford', which has been cataloguing evictions and court cases relating to property, including the Llyod family.
The family were evicted two weeks ago and footage of the incident was viewed thousands of times online.
The blog is aiming to raise €77,000 in an effort to offer this to purchase the home, and to this ends needs 770 people to donate €100 each.
They propose that the Llyod family would then 'repay' these funds to the Peter McVerry Trust on a manageable payment scheme.
"This campaign is a clear example of using publicly donated funds to secure a family home and provide for a well deserving charity well into the future on a regular basis".
"A sincere, heartfelt thank you to the many people who have already stepped up to the challenge ...I am so very happy to report that since friday night and without virtually any exposure, funds sent and pledged stands at €2,806".