Miss Preston’s rally cry to help feed the homeless

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen will spend 24 hours on the streets of Preston living as a homeless person to raise money for a homeless good samaritan who came to her aid in a night out

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen will spend 24 hours on the streets of Preston living as a homeless person to raise money for a homeless good samaritan who came to her aid in a night out

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The new Miss Preston has called on people not to forget the plight of the homeless this Summer.

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen stole the headlines back in December due to her campaign to raise cash and find Robbie - a homeless man who had given her his last £3 so she could get home.

Miss Preston finals 2015

Miss Preston finals 2015

Read the original story that trended on social media here

The selfless 23-year-old raised more than £45,000 for charity and now she is launching a food drive.

She is urging people to donate food to the Foxton Centre, Knowsley Street throughout May.

The student said: “I’m building on the previous work I’ve done the homeless community.

In the Winter months people know how cold it is and tough the weather is so they tend to give more.

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen

“I wanted to do this food drive throughout May because at this time of year I know the homeless community and food banks really struggle.

“In the Summer it can go to the back of people’s minds.

“In the Winter months people know how cold it is and tough the weather is so they tend to give more.

“But people still need our help throughout the year.”

Dominique’s new campaign is being supported by fellow beauty queen the new junior Miss Preston, 16-year-old Abbie Kerr.

The duo have already received a great response to the food drive.

Dominique said: “Someone told me on Twitter that they did not go out on a Friday night and chose to use the money they would spend on food to donate.

“That is brilliant. I hope more people can do the same.

“After Abbie was crowned she said she wanted to be involved as much as possible with raising money for charity.”

If you wish to donate food to the Foxton Centre please call before you visit.

Their contact number is: 01772 55592.

Read more about Dominique’s homeless charity campaign here

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