The Big Issue : Edition 542
THEBIGISSUE28JUL--10AUG2017 7 STREETSHEET FAREWELL BILL I was sad to hear that a friend of mine passed away not long ago. I met Bill about eight years ago and he always gave me advice on the best way to sell The Big Issue. He was a nice man to talk to and he will be dearly missed by staf and vendors in Sydney. I will always remember the advice you gave me Bill, and I will always remember the talks we had. Will miss you Bill, your time was priceless. Glenn F sells The Big Issue on Elizabeth St, Sydney. WINTER WARMERS I've been thinking. I have a tip for people in the winter months. When you get onto public transport take of your coats/jackets and get acclimatised to the bus or train. When you get to your stop, hop of and put your coat/jacket back on again, that way you have something warm to put on you! I love the summer months so I'm looking forward to working in the sun again soon. Simon sells The Big Issue outside The Artisan Cafe and Hungry Jacks, Adelaide. THE BIG STUDY I recently sold a magazine to a woman from Lismore who was in Sydney for a conference. She told me that she buys the magazine whenever she's in Sydney and that her daughter had done a school project on The Big Issue. This made me feel thankful. I appreciate the support of the public and that they care about the organisation enough that this girl would study us. Anne-Marie sells The Big Issue at Museum Station, Sydney, and works with the Women’s Subscription Enterprise. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends SOMEBODY CARES I faced the calm inside the storm to only know that you were there when I lost my way you lead me home, it was nice to know somebody cares. Well I believe someone cares, someone there in my life you're everywhere well it's good to know this is not a do or dare. I won't be faced with any more despair when I look down the pathways of my life I am a fghter and I am saying no to more sorrow, oh I believe somebody cares somebody there in my life you're everywhere. Linda L sells The Big Issue in Ballarat, Victoria. IF I WERE TO FALL IN LOVE (Could it be someone like you) I've been working hard Ever since I can remember Playing with a two of hearts Coming of second best It seems like I'm not like the rest It would be the best If you could be happy with A cofee at Cafe 53 Popcorn at Johnny's and Nuts at Charlesworth and Food at a restaurant or Cafe like Paesanos could you Come home to me in Adelaide If I were to fall in love (Could it be someone like you) With my taste in food and cofee. Daniel K sells The Big Issue in the Adelaide CBD. COUNT BLESSINGS AND FEEL LUCKY I recently watched a documentary about what makes you happy. It made me think about what makes me happy. I have a home, a job, money to pay for bills and food, and good friends. This all makes me feel very lucky and happy. The presenter said we should all think about three things that went well throughout the day. I am happy that I have a home to go to with my cats and my friend. Sean sells The Big Issue at Hay and William Sts and Stirling Markets, Perth. All vendor contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue • instagram @bigissueaustralia It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that long-term vendor Bill has passed away. Bill was the second vendor to sell the magazine in Sydney: Ed#16 back on 11 March 1997. He became instrumental in the success of the magazine and establishing pitches around Central Station and the University of Sydney. Not only did he become a fxture on those pitches, he was also a big part of The Big Issue family. He will be sorely missed by all. May he rest in peace. Chris Campbell is The Big Issue’s Operations Manager in NSW.