June 6, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea residents raise money to help homeless man

A group of kind-hearted Burnham-On-Sea residents has raised over £300 to give a young man sleeping rough in the town a room for a week.

Community group Hands Of Change started a social media campaign and invited donations - with the aim of raising £230. In fact, it met its target within 30 minutes.

"There has been a young man sleeping rough in Burnham-On-Sea for the last few days and this will give him a room for a week so he can find himself somewhere permanent to live and get himself back on his feet," said a spokesperson.

"Feedback from everyone who has met this young man has been so positive about how polite and grateful he has been."

"We have a 'pay it forward scheme' at a local cafe and he did not want to use it more than once as he felt guilty."

He had his coat stolen on Monday night, a wet and cold night, and the team at Hands of Change Burnham quickly found him a replacement coat and some extra clothes.

"He is bowled over by the fact that he has somewhere comfortable and warm to sleep, the opportunity to shower and the luxury of being able to make himself a hot drink."

"If you wish to make a donation, however large or small, then please do here. It is great to see with everything else going on that there are still people out there willing to show kindness & humanity to other humans (especially without judging)."



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