MK Woman Raises £12k For Homeless Man
15 March 2016, 12:34
A woman who was helped by a homeless man when she became stranded after a night out has raised more than £12,000 to say thank you.
Nicole Sedgebeer missed her last train home and was left outside Euston station in central London at around 3am on March 4.
The 22-year-old set up a Crowdfunder initially hoping to raise £1,000 for "my homeless friend Mark'', but since then nearly 800 donations have raised more than ten-fold that amount.
She posted on the site: "I'm a 21 year old girl who missed the last train back from Euston on Thursday after a night out with friends.
"Stranded with no way of getting back home to Milton Keynes, I was feeling very vulnerable and close to tears when a homeless man named Mark stepped in and helped me find somewhere safe and warm to shelter.
"Not only did he direct me to an all night cafe and get me settled with a cup of coffee, he even came back at 5am to walk me safely back to the train station.
She added: "Mark embodies the best of humanity. He went out of his way to help me, a complete stranger, when the reality of his situation is that people walk past him every day without offering him help.
"Mark you are one special man, I will never look down on a homeless person again and so want to do something to help Mark and all the other homeless people around Euston."
The fund has hit more than £12,000 and is still continuing to see donations flooding in - donate here.