Reader letter: Show helping hand for Big Issue sellers in Norwich
- Credit: SOPHIE WYLLIE
This reader has asked the question: Why do the people of Norwich not buy The Big Issue?
Here is an excellent publication, (yes, really! Have you read it lately?) full of interesting pieces on current affairs (with a left-wing bias, I grant you) often by celebrity writers and cult-leaders.
I know, I often feel out of touch when reading it, because I am 74, but I tell myself this is one way I keep in touch!
More importantly, this is a job for people like Simon, who sells his magazines outside Pret, on the Walk.
A way in which many people make a living, without begging — a hand up, not a hand out.
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Simon was standing in the howling wind we have had this week, in his usual spot when I bought a Big Issue from him.
"How long have you been here today?" I asked. Do you know, he had been on that spot since 8am, he told me, and at 10.20am, I was his first sale.
- 1 Covid rates continue to fall across Norfolk, especially in Norwich
- 2 Norfolk woman fined after travelling 200 miles to visit daughter
- 3 Fired twice in two months: Events boss feels the pain of Covid
- 4 Shocking CCTV shows carer abusing woman with dementia
- 5 Can you rehome this Terrier who has spent nine years at animal sanctuary?
- 6 Traffic shake-ups put forward for four roads in Norwich
- 7 Military begin coronavirus support at hospital
- 8 'Look twice' - Biker's plea after breaking both legs in head-on crash
- 9 Hethersett student offered place at prestigious music school
- 10 Work under way to build new Lidl alongside NDR
It's not the cost, is it? £2.50 for a decent read on the bus home?
Come on, Norwich workers — stop and buy one! Show a bit of thought for Simon and his mates.
Show a few more helping hands.