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Vendor Donato “Wellcomed” at new placement

Our corporate partner Wellcome has a new in-house Big Issue vendor, Donato.

This is part of our corporate vendor placement programme; a fantastic scheme that places Big Issue vendors within a host organisation once a week.

Our corporate partner Wellcome has a new in-house Big Issue vendor, Donato.

This is part of our corporate vendor placement programme; a fantastic scheme that places Big Issue vendors within a host organisation once a week.

The aim is not only to provide Donato with a sheltered and friendly environment in which to sell The Big Issue, but also for him to gain valuable experience, connections and skills through mentoring and training.

About Donato…

Donato is originally from Turin, Italy. He has previously lived in the UK and Australia and returned back to the UK several years ago. Since 2016, he has been a Big Issue vendor, originally working on his pitch at Victoria Station before moving to Angel a month ago.

Donato is looking forward to visiting Wellcome each week.

‘I am looking forward to meeting new people and exploring subjects that are new to me. This will be an exciting experience and I hope to learn a lot’

You can find more about Donato in this article where he was featured in the Big Issue magazine’s ‘Meet our vendors’ section.

Donato will be selling The Big Issue in The Street, a break out area at Wellcome every Wednesday from 8am – 2pm.

For more information about corporate placements please contact Serena Crisp, Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy on 020 7526 3452 or by email serena.crisp@bigissue.com

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