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Woman raises £10,000 for homeless man who helped her

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 was helped by Mark, who is homeless, after she missed her train home and was left stranded Credit: Nicole Sedgebeer/ Facebook

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.