Sorry to spoil the Eccleston family Christmas, but Christopher Eccleston will be getting all of his loved ones subscriptions to The Big Issue magazine – and he is urging you to do the same.
The renowned actor and former Doctor will this week become a Big Issue Brand Ambassador as we launch our ambassadorial programme. Watch this space for more info on who else will be following him this week.
Eccleston will help The Big Issue get the word out about vital the work we do and the stories of Big Issue vendors.
That has never been more important as The Big Issue endures the toughest time in our 29-year history. The Covid-19 lockdown in England means 1,000 vendors are currently off the streets and unable to sell the magazine while vendors in Wales are only just returning following a firebreak lockdown.
The Big Issue is working hard to support vendors through this period. Frontline teams will continue to stay in contact with vendors, providing reassurance as well as gift payments and supermarket vouchers to reduce the impact of lost income.
But that is only possible with your help. How can you help out? Let Christopher Eccleston explain.
“Nothing has been worse for Big Issue vendors than this pandemic. So say to your best friend, my gift to you this Christmas is a subscription to The Big Issue,” he says.