In more normal times, Simon sells The Big Issue outside Topshop and is a fixture of the city, known for his flamboyant jester’s hat.
His regular customer, Mary Benefiel Dunn, contacted The Big Issue to let us know that since the current lockdown started, she has been missing Simon and his ability to cheer her up with his hearty laugh.
“Everybody loves Simon,” Mary tells the podcast. “I look forward to bumping into him and it always cheers me up.”
— Mary Benefiel Dunn (@MaryBenefielDun) March 23, 2020
Simon slept rough for seven years, bringing his tent all over England, before settling in Norwich.