Well-wishers have raised more than £1,000 to help a homeless man who was kicked in the face find a new home.
Alexandria Wright and six-year-old daughter Avaleigh started fundraising for Gavin Green after hearing about how he had been kicked in the face by a stranger.
The mum-of-two set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help Gavin find a new home before winter weather arrives and kind-hearted people have already donated more than £1,000 to help him.
Alexandria, from Gatesheard, told Chronicle Live they had taken a hot meal for Gavin as part of a ‘random acts of kindness’ project her daughter was doing at school.
“But when we offered it to him and he looked up at us, we saw his face,” she said. “He said he had been kicked in the face on Sunday night. He was in pain but no one wanted to know. We felt really sorry for him and we wanted to help.”
She said Gavin had agreed to accept her help, prompting her to do everything she can to help find him a permanent home.
The 35-year-old reportedly lost his flat after his benefit money was reduced meaning he couldn’t afford the rent.
He told Chronicle Live: “On Sunday I was sitting on the Swing Bridge with my collar up because it was windy and someone went past and I felt wallop, a boot straight in my face. I got two black eyes and Alexandria noticed it. She’s done lots for me and is doing more, I can’t believe it.
“I can’t believe how nice Alexandria has been to me, she has brought me food, a blanket, hot drinks and she’s wanting to do more.