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Stranded Woman, Nicole Sedgebeer, Raises £5,000 For Homeless Man Who Helped Her

10/03/2016 07:49 GMT | Updated 10/03/2016 07:59 GMT

A young woman helped by a homeless man when she was stranded in late-night London has set up a crowd funding campaign to repay his act of kindness.

Nicole Sedgebeer, 21, hopes to raise £1,000 to help Mark who she says "embodies the best of humanity".

The Just Giving page has already surpassed this with 437 people so far pledging £5,307.

She wrote on Facebook:

I am completely over whelmed by how much my story has been shared over the last few days and I want to thank everyone...

Posted by Nicole Sedgebeer on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sedgebeer had missed her train from Euston Station to Milton Keynes on 3 March when Mark came to her rescue just as she was "about to burst into tears".

He led her to an all-night cafe where she could stay in the warm and even came back at 5am to make sure she got the train back.

In a post on Facebook, Sedgebeer explained:

I am completely over whelmed by how much my story has been shared over the last few days and I want to thank everyone...

Posted by Nicole Sedgebeer on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The post reads: “I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person.

“Last night I missed my last train home and when I finally got to Euston to wait till the morning, the station was locked. Just as I was about to burst into drunken tears I met my homeless friend Mark."