Friday, 22 January 2010

'The Meadows has been a salvation'

So states 64 year old John White about himself who has become a minor local legend in Middle Meadow Walk. He sells the Big Issue there in all weathers, from early morning and has plenty of good chat up lines.

John has been on the Meadows pitch for 5 months and as well as the above quote, says working in the Meadows has restored his self confidence and faith in people. He continues, 'The Meadows has really brought me closer to people again and I am lucky to have my regular customers and people I chat to every day. I feel like part of the community here and have met people from all walks of life and nationalities.'

That community has now extended into a Facebook Group with with 358 members (to date). And you can find more about John White in this week's edition of the Big Issue (page 24).

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