Anna: Balsall Common’s Big Issue vendor

You may have seen the campaign encouraging us to ‘Shop Local’ this Christmas. Anna – our village Big Issue vendor – would love to chat and sell you a copy of the Christmas edition.Anna Big Issue

Anna can be spotted most days outside Balsall Common Pharmacy on Station Road wrapped in her blue coat. It’s a tough job being outside in all weathers through the winter, but she says that she is committed to build a better life for her husband and 3 children. Maybe the cold weather has deterred shoppers from stopping; Anna told us that she has really struggled with sales during December and one day only made £4.

If you’re looking to spend the last of your Christmas budget locally, consider supporting Anna and fill up your Christmas stocking with a Big Issue.


Article by Charlotte Kennedy-Pearce