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A campaign to raise money for a homeless man who offered a student his last £3 so that she could get home safely after a night out has managed to raise more than £25k.
The Help Robbie fund was set up by former University of Central Lancashire student Dominique Harrison-Bentzen who, although refusing to take the man's money when he offered it to her on December 4, was so touched by the gesture she set out to track him down and help him get off the streets.
Harrison-Bentzen found Robbie with the help of Facebook and her subsequent fundraising campaign to raise money for the Preston-based homeless man to be rehoused, and helped back into work after seven months on the streets, has so far seen 4,028 people donate a total of £25,195.25.
Posting on the fundraising page Harrison-Bentzen thanked everyone for their support and said: "Together our small act of kindness can change someone's life this Christmas and finally get him off the streets safe and warm."
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The Charity Commission has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem it faces, urging the government to introduce laws to prevent convicted terrorists from setting up charitable organisations.
The watchdog's chairman William Shawcross told The Sunday Times (£): “The problem of Islamist extremism and charities . . . is not the most widespread problem we face in terms of abuse of charities, but is potentially the most deadly. And it is, alas, growing.”
He said the commission was taking tough measures against any charity that was “sending cash to extremist groups in Syria” or “dispatching young Britons for training in Syria by al-Qaeda or other extremist groups”.
The regulator is investigating three charities raising funds for Syria and monitoring seven others.