Help Cornish have a home of his own

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Raised by 144 people in 5 months
On Friday 7th December after what I thought was a bad day my mum & I came across a homeless man sitting quietly in a door way behind Charles Cross police station. 
It was pouring down with rain & bitterly cold & we couldn't just drive away without offering him something to eat. 
We offered him some food that we had on us to which he was extremely grateful for. 
We talked for a couple minutes & we then left. We were no more than 5 minutes down the road before we had to turn around & go back to him as something told us we had to help.
We sat in the rain & just talked. Learning Cornish's story only added to the heartbreak. A stone mason by trade of 22 years, never not worked a day in his life, a partner & 2 daughters. Until redundency hit & a messy divorce left him with nothing. 
He moved back to his home town Plymouth after several years living up the line to be told by the council that as he had moved away he had lost his local connections & therefore had no housing priority. 
What has made Cornish stand out from all the other people ive met living on the streets is his unbelievable courteous manner & gratitude for any help he receives. To make matters worse due to him NOT having either a drug or drink problem & being lucky enough to NOT have any mental health problems it means he is even more less of a priority for help. 
I firmly believe we meet certain people in our lives for a reason & that night my Mum & I were meant to meet Cornish as he's given us both such a more appreciative look at life & not to take the small thing's for granted.
This incredibly friendly, polite, well mannered gentlman is currently homeless with only a bag of belongings to his name. All he wants is a roof over his head to call his own & a fixed address to be able to apply to get back into work so he can be his own person again & feel like he can integrate back into society. 

I have lined up a bedsit for him, to which the landlord has agreed to but we need to raise the finances to secure it for him. 
Im desperate to help Cornish start 2019 the way he deserves so any donation you can afford would be so gratefully appreciated by my Mum & I & of course Cornish. 

We're looking to raise a total of £750 which would pay for the deposit & rent in advance needed, as well as food shopping to get him through until his job seekers benefit would be activated. 

Please help as much as you can as just to get one homeless person off the street before winter really sets in would be an incredible achievement. 

Thankyou for reading & all your support.
Laura, Joy & Cornish xx
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