Young Grantham girl and her friends make heartwarming gesture to homeless man

Chelsea-Lee giving to homeless man Jason Crowder. EMN-151229-155957001
Chelsea-Lee giving to homeless man Jason Crowder. EMN-151229-155957001

A young girl from Grantham has gone the extra mile to help someone in need, proving that the simplest of gestures can mean a lot.

Eight-year-old Chelsea-Lee Price and her friends decided to help raise funds for a homeless man in Grantham, presenting him with £70 in cash as a gift on his birthday.

Jason Crowder was overwhelmed by the act of kindness from the young girl, who often visits him with her mum and dad for a friendly chat to brighten up his day.

Chelsea-Lee often sees Jason on her way to school each morning and asks her dad, Chris to offer a generous donation.

“Every morning Chelsea-Lee will ask me to help the homeless man, whether its giving him a couple of pounds or buying a hot chocolate and a sausage roll,” said Chris. “She doesn’t think its right that he’s living on the streets and gets very emotional when she sees him.

“For her age, she is so kind and thoughtful.”

Most recently, Chelsea-Lee came up with the idea of raising a bigger amount of money to give to Jason, after hearing that it was his birthday near Christmas.

Chelsea-Lee and her dad, set about asking friends and family on Facebook for small donations and in total raised £70 in cash.

On Jason’s birthday, Chelsea-Lee presented him with the money, of which he was left speechless by the kind gesture. As a way of thanks, Jason drew some pictures for Chelsea-Lee, including a drawing of Olaf, the snowman from Frozen.

“Chelsea-Lee was delighted to receive the drawings, and has since been drawing her own pictures to give to Jason,” said Chris. “We all hope that Jason will find somewhere to live soon.”

Jason, who turned 45 in December, was found accommodation for the Christmas period and many people have said they would also like to help raise money for him.

He previously told the Journal: “It’s been very overwhelming. I am very grateful to everybody who has helped me.”