Prince William Promises to Help Homeless Man during Visit to the Beacon Project in Mansfield

During a visit to a homeless shelter, Prince William offered to help ensure a homeless man got a new prosthetic limb after his friend revealed the hilarious story of how he lost it.

During a solo trip at "The Beacon Project" in Mansfield, Prince William made a thoughtful promise to a former army veteran, who was in need of a new prosthetic limb.

The Duke was visiting the homeless shelter when he joined the conversation about how one of the center's users, Daniel Walker, had accidentally lost his friend Delroy Carr's prosthetic limb.

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The Duke of Cambridge visited The Beacon, a day centre which gives support to the homeless and vulnerable in Mansfield. The Beacon Project began in 2001 in St. Johns Church, Mansfield when five homeless people came into the church for tea and toast. They now have a dedicated building and serve and care for up to fifty people on a regular basis, providing a welcoming and safe place where those in need can get a hot meal, clean clothes and access to bathroom facilities. Earlier, The Duke visited Tarmac – the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. There he met the company’s young apprentices to learn more about their roles and career ambitions, before officially opening their new National Skills and Safety Park. Photos © PA/Rota

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It is reported, Delroy previously served with the 1st Battalion in Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters. Eleven years ago, he had to have his right leg amputated from years of injecting heroin after battling drug addiction.

Daniel said Delroy had been suffering from severe sores caused by the prosthetic limb, so he offered to take home and smooth it out for him. 

Prince William, speaks to a group of homeless at The Beacon Project, on February 26, 2020, in Mansfield, England | Source: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince William, speaks to a group of homeless at The Beacon Project, on February 26, 2020, in Mansfield, England | Source: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Unfortunately, Daniel's partner found it in the garage and accidentally threw it out thinking it was part of the garbage he was clearing out in his garage, Daniel revealed:

"And I went 'oh my God', I've lost Delly's false leg. He's never had one since - nine years. He's been hopping mad for nine years."

Prince William, speaks to a group of homeless at The Beacon Project, on February 26, 2020, in Mansfield, England | Source: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince William, speaks to a group of homeless at The Beacon Project, on February 26, 2020, in Mansfield, England | Source: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The hilarious story had the whole group in stitches. In a kind gesture, William promised to ensure that Delory would get a new prosthetic limb, he said:

"I'll get them the details about your leg, and make sure we pass that on."

William has spent several years working with organizations dedicated to helping homeless people. In 2005, as part of his first charities as a working member of the royal family, he became the patron of "Centrepoint."

The charity has been running for over 50 years and creates programs dedicated to addressing homelessness among the youth. William first visited "Centrepoint" when he was younger with Princess Diana.

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Marking 50 years of @CentrepointUK’s work to #ChangeTheStory for homeless young people — The Duke of Cambridge opened Centrepoint’s new Apprenticeship House, which aims to support young people in their journey to independent living. As part of a wider ambitious programme developing modular housing solutions in London and Manchester to support young people moving on from supported accommodation and into work, the charity has transformed an existing building in South London into a seven bed shared home for young people on apprenticeship programmes. Since starting out in the basement of St Anne's Church in 1969, Centrepoint has grown to become the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, supporting over 9,000 homeless young people a year. Centrepoint was one of the first charities The Duke of Cambridge became Patron of (in 2005), having visited their services with his mother as a child. Visit the link in our bio to find out more about how The Duke is marking 50 years of Centrepoint, and read more about the charity’s work providing homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment 📷 Kensington Palace

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It is reported, "The Beacon Project" manager Louisa Hillman praised William for his dedication to helping homeless people.

Louisa said he was overwhelmed and surprised by how involved and genuinely interested William was in listening to the people who were coming in and out of the center.

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