Victoria Beckham ‘crashes’ Irish Hospice Foundation website

3 Feb 2012

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham

The Irish Hospice Foundation website crashed last night after fashion designer Victoria Beckham included a link to the charity in a tweet thanking U2 frontman Bono and his wife for a baby gift.

The gift for Beckham’s six-month-old daughter, Harper, is of a book Bono produced with Gavin Friday for the Irish Hospice Foundation in 2003.

“Thanks Bono and Ali for Harper’s supercool Peter and the Wolf book!” the wife of soccer star David Beckham tweeted out to her 2.5m followers. She included a link to the Irish Hospice Foundation’s website along with a link to the book cover.

Caroline Lynch of the Irish Hospice Foundation said that following Beckham’s tweet, the high volume of traffic generated from people trying to obtain more information about the book on the charity’s website caused it to crash, The Irish Independent reported.

The website is now back online.