A woman who was helped by a homeless man after becoming stranded when she missed the last train home in London has raised nearly £10,000 for him.

Nicole Sedgebeer, from Milton Keynes, took to social media to tell the story of how a homeless man called Mark stepped in to help her when she was on the verge of bursting into tears at Euston Station.

Recounting how Mark walked her to an all-night cafe as it was dangerous for Nicole to be walking by herself at night, she said she hoped the story would "make people look twice when they see a homeless person".

Mark embodies the best of humanity. He went out of his way to help me, a complete stranger, when the reality of his situation is that people walk past him every day without offering him help. Mark you are one special man, I will never look down on a homeless person again and so want to do something to help Mark and all the other homeless people around Euston.

Nicole Sedgebeer on her JustGiving page
Nicole Segdebeer has raised nearly £10,000 for Mark Credit: Nicole Segdebeer/JustGiving

She has now set up a JustGiving page to raise money for Mark and other homeless people in the area. Within days of setting up the page with a target of £8,000, she has raised a current total of £9,780.