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Big Issue vendor raises more than £5000 for Children in Need

"I’ve had a lot of support over the years, so I thought I’d give something back"

Big-hearted Big Issue vendor Kevin Collick raised more than £5,000 for this year’s Children in Need appeal.

The popular Winchester man hit the huge sum last week when he donated all his takings on Children in Need day and also fundraised for the charity. A local branch of Santander agreed to match what he raised – doubling his £2,500 to the £5K total.

“I’ve had a lot of support over the years, so I thought I’d give something back,” a delighted Kevin said modestly.

His good deeds saw him immortalised in oil. Lucy McLoughlin, a Live Event Artist, painted Kevin as he worked, dressed as a Christmas tree.

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