The Big Issue : Edition 475
THEBIGISSUE9–22JAN2015 7 All 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 STREETSHEET REMEMBERING JULIE A former Big Issue volunteer has passed away. Her name is Julie and she came from Brisbane. I am from Brisbane originally, too. I was friends with Julie. She was a wonderful lady – friendly and kind and loving. I have known Julie since 24 February 2010. Julie will be sorely missed by all the Brisbane vendors. My heart goes out to Julie’s husband and family. Michael F sells The Big Issue in Melbourne. T DOG Hi, my name is Tony but my friends callmeTCorTDog.IusedtosellThe Big Issue at St Lucia from 2004 and 2009, but left to follow a music career. I’m back now and selling again. Come by and say ‘hi’ and buy a mag. I’m there from 10am until 4pm. Tony S sells The Big Issue at Central Station, cnr Ann and Edward Sts, Brisbane. BIG ISSUE BLESSINGS I hop into bed early whenever a new lot of Big Issue magazines come my way, and have an enjoyable evening reading the various interesting articles printed in them. It’s a real treat, both educational and entertaining. I sold 16 copies in about an hour last month, and I thought that was pretty good. I felt quite encouraged. Some nice things have happened to me while I have been selling the magazine. A woman came by and fumbled about in her coin purse and said that she didn’t think she had enough money to buy a copy. She then opened a larger purse she had, and pressed a $50 note in my hand! I was a bit speechless for a moment, and then gave her a hug and thanked her for her generosity. On another occasion, a lady came along and bought a copy of the magazine, and then said that I needed a cup of coffee and then went and bought a coffee for me. How nice! It makes a vendor feel valued and appreciated. I certainly am enjoying selling copies of The Big Issue. Kathy sells The Big Issue near Fig Tree Lane in Busselton, WA. VALUED CUSTOMERS To all the customers I attracted – I would like to thank you all for your support. I don’t know all your names, but once again thank you for your friendship. I also appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a talk and for your help. Craig sells The Big Issue at the cnr of York and Market Sts, Sydney. THE BEST ISSUE Here I stand and seem to scream Come and buy this magazine! Wrapped in plastic, nice and clean You will like this magazine Got a copy just for you What I say is really true You will like ‘The Big Ish Shoe’ And if you pass me every day As you pass just say g’day But if you pass me every day To earn your pay and haven’t got much to say And have no will to say g’day I understand, that’s okay Stefan sells The Big Issue at various locations in Melbourne. GOOD SPORT I loved playing sport ever since I was young. I enjoyed swimming, bowling, basketball and, most of all, playing centre in netball! I won many sporting medals. I really enjoy working for The Big Issue as it has helped me get out there, meet new people, make friends and get regular customers. Fun fact about me: my favourite colour is pink! :) Kerry sells The Big Issue at Adelaide Arcade. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends I’ve been doing The Big Issue for about three years now, and it’s always great to see people come along – especially when they buy the magazine! I say hello and good morning whenever I can. It’s always good to help the homeless and unemployed, and my customers are very good to me. I sing in the Spirit of the Streets Choir and we’ve got a lot of gigs at the moment. I sell the magazine in the mornings. Come along and say hi! Steve W (pictured left) sells The Big Issue at Roe Street bus station and Piccadilly Arcade on Murray St, both in the Perth CBD.