Remember the story a couple of months ago about a homeless man – Mark Collins – who helped a desperate young woman when she was stranded in Euston over­night after missing the last train home:
It was a such a touching story, thousands of people donated money – £13,000 to be exact – to help Mark get back on his feet.
But amazingly, Mark still hasn’t seen any of the money yet.
Mainly because a homeless charity working in the area – Safer Streets – recommended the money should be withheld from Mark and given to a homeless charity like themselves instead. On the basis that:
“Giving large amounts of money directly to someone with support needs could have been harmful”.
Safer Streets is a project run by a charity called Change, Grow, Live. Which until recently was called Crime Reduction Initiatives. Whose fat cat CEO pays himselfan eye-watering £180,000 a year.
So to be fair, it’s no surprise the charity is desperate for cash.
Having to pay out that kind of money to their directors every year.