The journey to becoming a Big Issue vendor is seldom straightforward. Few of us expected we’d be selling the magazine. I’m so very grateful for the big hand up that’s been extended by people like you.
I marked the end of my vending days by giving back my tabard in April 2018. I now have a job at Southbourne Ales. I take groups of visitors around the Victorian-inspired taproom and talk them through the craft beers we make here in Bournemouth. Perfect.
Less than a year later, in March 2019 I won the BH Stars Rising Star Award for my work at the brewery.