Christian’s dog, George, is his pride and joy. George and Christian have been together for years and they go everywhere together. One big problem is that George now only has 3 legs so getting to and from his Big Issue pitch where he sells every day can be really slow and painful. Christian found a great little trailer that he can attach to the back of his bike to make the journeys a lot smoother and quicker giving him more time to spend on his pitch selling The Big Issue. He applied to our Vendor Support Fund to help pay for the trailer as it was way more than he could afford on his own. Despite not having a lot Christian was determined to pay half of the cost and won support from the Vendor Support Fund to pay for the other half.
Now, Christian happily cycles along to his pitch with George smiling behind in his brand new trailer.
Bristol Service Broker Katy reflects ‘It’s incredible the difference that it has made for Christian and George. It’s easy for a lot of people to get caught up with having the latest gadget so it’s really humbling to see how transformative such a simple grant from our Vendor Support Fund for basic equipment can be. I’m so grateful for the support that we were able to offer them both and we’d love to continue to support vendors just like Christian to help them get to the next step in their journey away from homelessness’
In his own words, Christian said “Getting the bike trailer has had a huge impact on my life. Instead of having to carry all of my equipment on my back, I am now much more mobile and it’s very easy to secure. George thinks it’s super too!”.
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