The rise of crowd-funding platforms like GoFundMe has given people the opportunity to raise money for those in need

The most bizarre and outrageous GoFundMe appeals in Notts and Derbyshire include man fundraising for FIFA 19

Cheeky people in Notts and Derbyshire are using crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to get others to fund everything from hair straighteners to maths lessons for a certain former shadow home secretary.

Although crowd-funding sites usually raise money for worthy causes, some see it as an easy way to get money for any idea that might pop into their head - here are some of the most bizarre.

The internet is vital to most of us, so you can see where these cheeky lads are coming from - A page has been set up in Mansfield to fund a faster internet service for one gamer. His friend's goal is to raise 30. He has not yet received any donations.

1. Friends ask to fund better internet

The internet is vital to most of us, so you can see where these cheeky lads are coming from - A page has been set up in Mansfield to fund a faster internet service for one gamer. His friend's goal is to raise 30. He has not yet received any donations.
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We've all been the victim of a bad hair day, but one Mansfield lass was determined not to let a lack of funds stop her from looking her best. No donations have been made for her 25 goal.

2. Broken straighteners

We've all been the victim of a bad hair day, but one Mansfield lass was determined not to let a lack of funds stop her from looking her best. No donations have been made for her 25 goal.
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After the former shadow home secretary got her sums wrong during an interview in 2017 about funding for extra police officers, one Mansfield resident decided she would benefit from some extra maths lessons.

3. Private Maths lessons for Dianne Abbot

After the former shadow home secretary got her sums wrong during an interview in 2017 about funding for extra police officers, one Mansfield resident decided she would benefit from some extra maths lessons.
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Phones are absolutely vital for most of us, and are our main source of communication with the outside world. We feel for this Mansfield man who is trying to raise 250 'because I don't have a good phone'.

4. New Iphone

Phones are absolutely vital for most of us, and are our main source of communication with the outside world. We feel for this Mansfield man who is trying to raise 250 'because I don't have a good phone'.
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