Sunday 13 November 2016

This Man Donates £500 To Refugees After Winning Bet On Donald Trump

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A man who won £500 by betting on Donald Trump to win the election has handed over his winsome lots to refugees.

Worried that Trump would win the election, Andrew Brown decided to bet £100 on the Republican at 5/1 – that way, he would at least have £500 to ease the pain.

But after quintupling his money, Andrew didn't feel any happier.

He said: 'If I woke up and he'd won, at least I'd have make a bit of cash out of it, and it would have been £100 I'd be happy to lose. Turns out it didn't make me feel any better at all.'

So as a way to give two fingers to Trump, Andrew had another idea.

I started thinking what kind of charity stands for the exact opposite of what Donald Trump believes in… and then saw a tweet from a friend asking for donations for Refuweegee,' he said.

Only ten months old, Refuweegee said the donation was the single biggest it has ever seen.

Andrew, who works as an auditor in Glasgow, said Scottish comedian Brian 'Limmy' Limond had been tweeting about betting on Trump in the lead up to the election, and it planted the seed.

After deciding to donate, Andrew sent a tweet with his betting slip showing his £500 winnings to Limmy, writing: 'Cheers for the tip Limmy. £500 winnings donated in full to Refuweegee.'

Limmy retweeted the image, replying: 'Christ.'

Selina Hales, the founder of Refuweegee, said the charity was delighted with Andrew's donation.

She said: 'After Andrew's donation, somebody else has already gone on and said it's a great idea, they will also donate, so hopefully it'll be a ripple effect.'



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