The December edition of The Big Issue magazine is packed with valuable articles.
This special bumper Christmas edition costs £3.
The articles contained in this month’s bumper issue (Issue 1132) include:
- John Bird: Why Paddington means much more to me than just a duffle coat and marmalade;
- Professor Ian Steward: How you can learn to love Pi;
- Alan Johnson: Letter to my younger self;
- Dominic Laurie: No honest broker: Counting the cost of dealing with the payday middle men;
- Robert Walsh: My nightmare at Christmas (An honest account how the writer with Asperger Syndrome experiences Christmas differently).
One young vendor told his story in this edition:
Lucian Urs, 28
“I came to the UK to study at Swansea University. I had already obtained a geology degree in Romania and this year I got my MSc in geographical information and climate change. Finding a job has been really tough. Selling The Big Issue is helping me get by until I can find work, hopefully as an engineer…”
Big Issue vendors’ version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
About The Big Issue:
The Big Issue is a magazine sold by homeless and long-term unemployed people. Vendors buy copies for £1.25 and sell for £2.50. They are working, not begging.
Since The Big Issue was launched in 1991. It has helped thousands of vulnerable people take control of their lives.