Like many people we know and thousands of others we buy the ‘Big Issue’ every week.
We get ours from the same young Romanian girl, Diana outside the local Co-op.
I don’t say this to suggest that we are wonderful – although one of us patently is – probably not me then!
It is just a small thing that shedloads of us do to try and help the homeless a little.
This week is the 25th anniversary of the magazine and it’s full of interesting facts about what has been achieved over the last quarter of a century.
There are many interesting stories of some of the people who have had their ;lives turned around because of the ‘Big Issue’.
It also has a load of comments from famous people who have supported the work of the magazine. They are universal in their praise. There is one though that I really feel gets to the heart (sic) of the matter – it is from Jo Brand, who, typically, calls it as she sees it –
Good for you Jo!
Every time we see someone living on the streets we should think ‘there but for the grace of god’ – and spare more than just a thought!