Glasgow bin lorry crash: Child busker raises £1700

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A 14-YEAR OLD busker with a heart of gold has raised an amazing £1711.88 for victims of the George Square bin lorry tragedy.

Matthew Gibb, from Simshill in Glasgow, performed in the intu Braehead Shopping Centre on Monday afternoon.

Schoolboy busker raises �13 a minute for George Square tragedy victims. Picture: Contributed

Schoolboy busker raises �13 a minute for George Square tragedy victims. Picture: Contributed


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The teenage performer sang and played the guitar for two hours and 15 minutes, averaging a whopping £13 per minute.

To make shoppers aware, Matthew - who played at the shopping centre in November when Braehead turned its Christmas lights on (as seen in the video above) - propped up a sheet of cardboard explaining his intentions in writing.

The appeal fund was set up just hours after a bin lorry lost control in the centre of Glasgow on December 22, killing six pedestrians and injuring ten others.

£60,000 was immediately pledged by the Scottish Government, the Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council

Donations can be made at any bank, or online, using Sort Code 834400 and Account Number 10809775.

Contributors can also call 0141 287 7878 and pay by debit or credit card.

Check out Matthew’s YouTube channel for more videos of the aspiring musician.


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