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 Teenager jailed for sexual offences in Norwich
- 2 Award-winning Norfolk school appoints new headteacher
- 3 Road closure warning for £940,000 traffic shake-up in Norwich
- 4 All the major 2021 Norwich events scheduled to go ahead
- 5 'Size doesn't matter': Three pals get go-ahead for city micropub
- 6 Norwich City fan recovering after 52-day Covid hospital battle
- 7 No recent virus cases in more than a quarter of Norfolk and Waveney
- 8 Owner of Norwich crazy golf course retires leaving 'wonderful legacy'
- 9 Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack arrive in Norwich for filming
- 10 A small gesture that shows why Norwich City are a class apart
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.