A Student Is Raising Thousands For Homeless Man Who Offered Her His Last £3
A 22-year-old university student has decided to live rough for 24 hours to raise money for a homeless man called Robbie. She has a great reason too, Robbie insisted on giving her his last £3 so she could get a taxi home safely from Preston town centre.
Dominique Harrison-Bentzen had lost her bank card – but only realised when she went to get money for a cab.
Dominique said: ‘I suddenly realised that I had no money and a homeless man approached me with his only change of £3.
‘He insisted I took it to pay for a taxi to make sure I got home safe.
‘I ended up posting a status on Facebook to try and find him the next day and it turns out I’m not the only person he has helped.’
Dominique hopes to raise money for Robbie to rent a flat by spending 24 hours on the streets with him.
She said: ‘He has been homeless for seven months through no fault of his own and he can’t get work due to having no address.
‘And I simply can’t just give him the money, I have to go through the right channels. So I will be spending 24 hours through the day and night as a homeless person to understand the difficulties they face each day.
‘If people can sponsor me £3 – as Robbie attempted to give me his only £3 – in the hope of collecting enough to get Robbie a flat deposit so that he can be safe and warm.
Her updates on various social media channels have showed the great progress that she has made.
She has even had Ian Brown show his support.
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