Group provide caravan for homeless man

The man has been grateful for a warm and dry place to stay

A group of kind-hearted friends in the Welsh village of Llangollen have clubbed together to provide a caravan for a homeless man.

With the recent heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, the man and his dog have been enjoying having somewhere warm and dry to sleep and eat, the Leader reported.

Known only as Simbar, the man has been able to cook his own meals and is said to be eating better and enjoying life again.

Sheila McIntosh is part of the group which organised the temporary accommodation for Simbar and said the recent harsh weather could have been disastrous for him had they not stepped in.

“Can you imagine what it would have been like for Simbar trying to survive in the sort of weather that we have been experiencing if he didn’t have this caravan to keep him warm?” she asked the newspaper.

Ms McIntosh revealed that she recently took the man into town to buy some shopping and post some letters, which he would never have been able to write without the dry environment of the caravan.

Meanwhile, the Courier has revealed that plans to create a caravan site for a gypsy community in the area have left locals disgruntled.