Lesa Dryburgh


I gave a Big Issue seller in Manchester (Monica from Serbia) a pound outside Tesco. More than that, I stood with her for 20 minutes, attempting to sell the Big Issue with her. I didn't realise how hard it was for Big Issue sellers to be noticed. Together we achieved 10 pounds for her in the time I was with her, she hadn't earned a penny all day previously. This was enough to support her accommodation for the night. Interesting how my support gave her acknowledgement - I was smartly dressed and one passer by said "Are you part of 'helping the homeless' charity". "No," I said, "just doing a kind thing I hope for one person in need." #Perceptions. Give a thought!

-Lesa Dryburgh