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:
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”.
So to be fair, it’s no surprise the charity is desperate for cash.
Having to pay out that kind of money to their directors every year.