Prank fundrais­ing ‘drive’

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A prankster has set-up an on­line fundrais­ing cam­paign – for a new drive.

Matt Mck­er­lie from Castle Dou­glas cre­ated the tongue- in- cheek crowd­fund­ing pro­ject on Just­Giv­ing be­cause he’d had enough of read­ing “sob sto­ries”.

As a re­sponse, he made the “Help me get a drive­way for my house” page with the am­bi­tious tar­get of rais­ing £10,000.

Matt, who works for Open­reach, said: “I’d had enough of peo­ple ask­ing for do­na­tions for sob sto­ries when that’s not re­ally what it’s sup­posed to be about.

“I came up with the idea of do­ing one for a laugh and the first thing I thought of when I looked out of the win­dow was a drive.

“It’s had quite a lot of views. It was re­ally just for a bit of hu­mour be­cause there’s no need for these sob sto­ries. It’s sup­posed to be used for char­i­ties, not for peo­ple’s life prob­lems as harsh as that may sound.

“I was in an ac­ci­dent at work and sat with time on my hands so thought I’d set it up.”

So far 10 peo­ple have do­nated the grand total of £38, which may cre­ate some­thing of a dilemma for Matt.

He said: “I’m not sure what I’m go­ing to do with it. I sup­pose if it reaches the tar­get I’ll need to get a drive!

“Ide­ally I’d do­nate it to char­ity but then the peo­ple that do­nated might ac­cuse me of fraud be­cause I haven’t used it for a drive. Maybe I could buy a bag of sand and put the photo on Face­book.”

To check out Matt’s fundrais­ing page, visit www. just­giv­ing. com/ crowd­fund­ing/matts­drivenosob­story.

Ap­peal Matt Mck­er­lie’s posted this pic­ture with the joke plea for cash

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