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Why you should always #TAKETHEBIGISSUE – Watch the new video now!

Last week The Big Issue launched a brand new campaign to bust some Big Issue myths and promote the everyday, life-changing efforts of our hardworking vendors.

Comedian Seann Walsh joins a merry band of vendors to dispel some common myths about The Big Issue.

Last week The Big Issue launched a brand new campaign to bust some Big Issue myths and promote the everyday, life-changing efforts of our hardworking vendors.

Comedian Seann Walsh joins a merry band of vendors to dispel some common myths about The Big Issue.

The #TakeTheBigIssue video – made in association with marketing behemoth Saatchi & Saatchi, director Jim Owen and Partizan production house – stars comedian Seann Walsh. You can watch it in full below.

Brief and very funny, it sees Walsh – and a number of our vendors – skilfully fillet a host of misconceptions that have grown around The Big Issue.

For 25 years The Big Issue has made a big difference to a lot of lives. But sadly, for such a great British institution, a number of myths have grown up around us along the way and need addressing.

We hope you enjoy it, encourage others to enjoy it – and to go out and buy The Big Issue.

We frequently like to remind everyone, for £2.50 (the price of a cup of coffee) you’re helping change someone’s life. And, of course, getting a show-stopping, award-winning magazine.

The Big Issue Foundation’s mission as a UK charity for people experiencing social and financial exclusion, is to connect vendors with the vital support and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives; to determine their own pathways to a better future. We are not the financial beneficiaries of magazine sales and rely on our loyal donors to help us to support Big Issue vendors change their lives.

Bigger Issues need bigger solutions

Big Issue Group is creating new solutions through enterprise to unlock opportunities for the 14.5 million people living in poverty to earn, learn and thrive. Big Issue Group brings together our media and investment initiatives as well as a diverse and pioneering range of new solutions, all of which aim to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity. Learn how you can change lives today.

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