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Issue 1402 - Together We Stand!

As life is turned upside down, The Big Issue goes on. There may be less people out on the street, but that’s why vendors will need support more than ever. In this week’s magazine, we outline the variety of ways readers can continue to buy magazines, report on vendors doing their bit to help their communities and try to spread a little positivity in bleak times.

Also inside…

- Alesha Dixon! Yes, there’s a bit of glamour in this week’s Letter To My Younger Self
- Thank goodness for Breaking Bad, which brought about the whole concept of binge-watching, which we’ll all be doing a lot of soon. We talk to Aaron Paul about its legacy
- There’s a nice Big Picture of a tree, in case you can’t go down to the woods today
- We take a walkabout in Perth, Australia with a vendor city guide from ‘down under’
-And vendor Rob tells us of his plans to walk the length of the country!

Until next week…

The Big Issue

The Big Issue’s own-brand products support the creation of a range of work-based opportunities for disadvantaged people.
The Big Issue has spent over 27 years at the helm of self-help revolution. It all began with the launch of The Big Issue magazine in 1991, which was created to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine on the streets. Since then over 200 million copies magazine have been sold by over 100,000 people. Vendors buy the magazine upfront for £1.50 and sell it on to the public for £3.00, and in doing so each runs their own micro-enterprise. In 2005 Big Issue Invest was launched, with the aim of extending The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of social enterprises and charities across the UK. To date the organisation has directly invested in over 350 such organisations, and manages or advises on more than £170 million of social funds.
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