The Big Issue is facing uncertain times, which is why we have put out the plea for your help – and, so far, the response has been incredible with stars like Radiohead star Ed O’Brien, The Specials and Chris Packham answering our urgent call for subscriptions.
The coronavirus pandemic means that we have had to make the difficult decision to stop selling The Big Issue magazine on the streets to protect vendors’ health.
We need 60,000 people to subscribe so we can continue to do what we have done for the last 29 years: help vendors with a hand up, not a hand out.
#Covid19 is devastating for @BigIssue vendors , who rely on selling the magazine . That's why I'm supporting @BigIssue's campaign . You can support in one of two ways , subscribe for 3 months, or give a one-off payment. Please go to https://t.co/YZdAFBIhdvpic.twitter.com/VyaIDsu4AP
— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) March 25, 2020
Friend of The Big Issue Packham shared a video pleading with his followers to subscribe to The Big Issue. The wildlife campaigner said: “In my opinion, there are a few things that make Britain great. The NHS, of course, is one of those and I would argue that the BBC, great, impartial broadcasting is another. The RSPCA is a great institution that has been looking after animals for a very long time.
“But there is another: The Big Issue. The Big Issue is absolutely brilliant, giving people the opportunity to make an income and also providing us with top quality journalism.