The mum of murdered teenager Michael Causer has spoken of her mission to raise £1m for a homeless hostel.
Marie, 52, from Whiston, whose son was brutally killed five years ago, was touched by the plight of youngsters who said they had run away, rather than tell their parents they were gay, or had been kicked out of the family home because of their sexuality.
Her goal is to fund a hostel that can provide temporary emergency care for gay and lesbian youngsters at risk of being on the street.
Marie, with husband Mike, set up the Michael Causer Foundation after 18-year-old Michael was killed at a house party in 2008.
She said she still can not find it in her heart to forgive those responsible for his death, whom she brands as “evil”.
But she spoke of her determination to do good work and set up the safe house in Merseyside in Michael’s name.
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