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Irish people gave some heartbreaking, some amazing, and some hilarious reasons for donating to Together for Yes

You might have goosebumps reading some of these.

As of 4pm, the Together for Yes campaign have raised an incredible €350,000 between 9489 donors in just over 30 hours.

The donations came in all sizes, ranging from the bleeding massive, from author Marian Keyes who donated  €1,000, to a donors who generously gave what they could afford to.

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The reasons given for donations were hugely varied, showing the diversity of support for a Yes vote.

Some donated for their own experiences of being affected by the 8th Amendment

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And others donated for the future and past experiences of others

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This powerful message reminded us of all the pregnant women who’ve had to go to court because of the 8th amendment

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Some fantastic grandparents donated to change the future for their grandchildren

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One stark comment reminded us that Ireland was not always so vocal in their message ‘loveboth’

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Mothers donated for their babies not born in Ireland

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Or for Irish babies not brought home

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Fathers donated in the name of their much-loved children

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Men were donating for the women in their lives

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Husbands wanted better medical care for their wives and for proper medical care

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And parents wanted better for their little girls

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One person hilariously donated in response to those who tell women to control their urges for the ‘devil’s sausage’

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Some were poetic and quoted Percy Shelley (husband of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein)

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And this person quoted the mother of Mary Shelley, Mary Wollestoncraft.

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The quote is from one of the earliest books on feminist philosophy – ‘The Vindication of the Rights of Women’ – written in 1792.

1 in 6 Irish-born people live abroad, and many can’t make it home to vote but wanted to be involved

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Medical professionals donated

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And LeeAnne Heneghan beautifully summarised all the key reasons people are donating

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