A British student raises thousands for a homeless hero

New Delhi: Yesterday's terror attack in Peshawar School that killed around 132 children has left the world shocked and wondering if there is any shred of humanity left. It is said that even a single
a british student raises thousands for a homeless...
India TV News Desk December 17, 2014 11:08 IST

New Delhi: Yesterday's terror attack in Peshawar School that killed around 132 children has left the world shocked and wondering if there is any shred of humanity left. It is said that even a single ray of sunshine can spread warmth and rejuvenate hope. This message is evident through an incident that a British student faced when she lost her bank card a couple of nights ago.

Harrison Bentzen, a British student lost her bank card and had no money to return home. It was late into the night. A homeless man offered her the last few coins he had left so that she could reach home safely.


"After losing my bank card and having no money in the early hours, a homeless man approached me with his only change of three pounds and insisted I took it to pay for a taxi," Harrison-Bentzen wrote on an online fundraising page.

"I didn't take the money but I was touched by such a kind gesture from a man who faces ignorance every day."
Harrison, through this page raised thousands of pounds for this “homeless hero”. The online fundraising page reached over £16,500 ($26,000, 20,500 euros) today after student Dominique Harrison-Bentzen's campaign went viral.

Harrison, a student of University of Central Lancashire discovered that homeless hero's name is Robbie. He stays in Preston in North England and is known is be quite helpful.

So in order to express hr gratitude she started a 24 hours fundraising drive to pay for accommodation for him.

Supporters were asked to give three pounds, the same amount that Robbie had offered.

"Together our small act of kindness can change someone's life this Christmas and finally get him off the streets safe and warm," wrote Harrison-Bentzen.

The page has raised £16,500 from almost 3,000 backers today. This will truly be the best Christmas Robbie has ever had.

 

 
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