Another crowdfund item which caught controversay was a woman who wanted 5000 pounds to take her kids to Disneyworld.
A MUM has been forced to take down her appeal for strangers to help fund a trip to Florida’s Disney World for her and her two daughters after being slammed online.
Nikki Smith set up the online crowd-funding page in a desperate bid to secure the overseas holiday, despite the platform being generally used for charity causes.
But the 33-year-old was forced to close down the fundraiser, designed to reward her well-behaved kids, after being trolled on social media.
Speaking to the The Sun, she said: “It’s so hard to save with two children as well as working part time, you’ve got the bills and shopping — it would probably take me 10 years to save up that much and it would be too late then.”
She said she had been inspired to start the fundraiser by a friend who had raised money for their own family trip.
Her plea had been shared more than 18,000 times on Facebook before the mum shut it down, with thousands of people laughing at the appeal.
One woman wrote: “Taking the absolute p***. There are plenty of families who struggle with money that save for holidays regardless of how long it takes. Absolute chancier.”
Another wrote: “Pure cheek right there.”
A third blasted: “This just ruins the actual purpose of the page, there should be an admin who monitors it.”
This one I am a little ambivalent about. On one hand supposedly GoFundMe is mainly for charitable causes, so this is inappropriate. On the other hand if there was a crowdfund page for anything, lets say kickstarter, would that be an issue?
What do people think of the above 2 crowdfunding goals and what do you think should be appropriate to crowdfund?