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Friends of Karen Buckley raise over €30,000 online to support family

Crime DeskBy Sean Nolan
Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley

Set up by friends of the Cork student, the internet-based campaign has raised money to assist the Buckley family.

The unfolding events in Glasgow this week have been tough to take in, and the toll it has exerted on the family of Karen Buckley can scarcely be imagined.

On top of the emotional toll, leaving their home in Cork to travel to Scotland has also resulted in some financial costs so friends of the student nurse at the University of Limerick set up a gofundme.com page to raise money for the family.

Set up on Wednesday evening with the goal of raising £5,000 but the response so far has been enormous.

At the time of writing 1,185 people have donated £21,579 (€30,050) to help the family cover accomodation, travel and to maintain their family farm near Mallow.

The page has recently been updated to say that they will close it at 9.30pm tonight, 24 hours after it was set up and they have thanked people for their 'amazing generosity'.