Homeless charity blocks money donated by the public to homeless hero

Pride's Purge

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Remember the story a couple of months ago about a homeless man – Mark Collins – who helped a desperate young woman when she was stranded in Euston over­night after missing the last train home:

Homeless man steps in to help girl left stranded after missing her train home

It was a such a touching story, thousands of people donated money – £13,000 to be exact – to help Mark get back on his feet.

But amazingly, Mark still hasn’t seen any of the money yet.

Mainly because a homeless charity working in the area – Safer Streets – recommended the money should be withheld from Mark and given to a homeless charity like themselves instead. On the basis that:

“Giving large amounts of money directly to someone with support needs could have been harmful”.

Safer Streets is a project run by a charity called Change, Grow, Live. Which until recently was called Crime Reduction…

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