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Karen Buckley fundraising page for family raises £15,000 in hours

By Denise Calnan

Published 16/04/2015

Marian and John Buckley, parents of missing girl Karen Buckley, make a statement during a press conference at Govan Police Office in Glasgow.
Marian and John Buckley, parents of missing girl Karen Buckley, make a statement during a press conference at Govan Police Office in Glasgow.
Missing student Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley failed to return home from a night out at the weekend

A fundraising page set up by Karen Buckley's former classmates in an effort to raise funds for her family has raised thousands of pounds in just a few hours.

The group of students, who all studied nursing with Karen in the University of Limerick, raised over £15,000 within 14 hours of the page being set up.

The page has also been shared on social media thousands of times.

People are donating £5, £10 and £20 to the 'Help Find Karen' page every few minutes.

The page reads: "This page has been set up by Karen's University of Limerick Nursing Classmates in the hope of raising funds to help Karen's family in any way possible during this difficult time.

"Please donate anything you can to assist with accommodation expenses, travel expenses and upkeep of their farm in Co. Cork."

The funds continue to rise this morning as news broke of the discovery of human remains in the search for Karen.

The remains have yet to be formally identified.

Karen's family have been updated with the news of the discovery.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man has been formally arrested in relation to the investigation.

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