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Heartbreaking note shows a chink of kindness to the homeless on Preston’s streets

Posted on - 19th August, 2016 - 8:15am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
This note caught the eye of a Prestonian as she made her way to work Pic: Kirsty Donovan

This note caught the eye of a Prestonian as she made her way to work Pic: Kirsty Donovan

A note from a homeless man has been posted on the shutters of a shop in Preston city centre.

Reading ‘Sorry’ the note explains he has cleared up after spending the night in the doorway of Scotts in Fishergate.

The note comes as a crackdown on people begging in Preston has begun.

Hand-written and on a ripped piece of cardboard the note says ‘Sorry. Just a note to say sorry for sleeping in your doorway.

“I was moved on from everywhere I slept. Thank you for not throwing my things away. Most people would. I’ve moved the rubbish.

“Thank you so much. I’m actually homeless. From Chris.”

The two designer brands are sharing the shop Pic: Tony Worrall

The shop where the note was found Pic: Tony Worrall

BBC North West Tonight followed up Blog Preston’s story and went down to the shop to speak to the staff member who found the note.

Preston Police revealed on Thursday that Preston City Council had issued five community protection warning letters to people found begging on the streets who they say have a home and are claiming benefits.

Read More: Foxton Centre scoops lottery funding for new cafe

How can I help the homeless in Preston?

The Off The Street fund, with money going to the Foxton Centre, can be donated to by texting 700 70 with the letters ‘OFTS 99’ followed by the amount.

Or there’s a dedicated Off The Streets section on the Foxton Centre website, and you can also make a donation – either financial, or otherwise.

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