Speaking about the inspiration for her upcoming challenge, Sarah said
“I have been working with the Big Issue for over 3 years now, dealing directly with Big Issue vendors on the frontline in the Exeter distribution office. Daily I see the difference The Big Issue makes to their lives. Earning a legitimate income is just the start of the process of change, through gaining independence, self-esteem and taking control and responsibility for their lives.
“The Big Issue Foundation encompasses all of The Big Issue’s core values; providing ‘a hand up, not a handout’ through a wraparound service to help vendors achieve their goals and take the next steps towards their future. Focusing on areas such as employment, mental welfare, training, healthcare, housing and financial inclusion, The Big Issue Foundation acts like a stepping stone to those who are working their way out of poverty and assists towards rebuilding and rerouting futures.”
As well as being powered by her experience working with The Big Issue, Sarah’s marathon journey is fuelled by her own personal battles.