We are delighted to announce that The Big Issue has received a significant donation from the Moondance Foundation to help us continue to support vendors through the Covid-19 crisis.
The Big Issue has been hit hard by the pandemic with vendors unable to sell the magazine on the streets. The Moondance Foundation answered our plea for help. A large part of the money they have donated will support The Big Issue’s 125 vendors in Wales to pay for food, utilities and other vital costs. The remaining money will help The Big Issue to cover costs during these uncertain times.
The Moondance Foundation launched their Covid-19 Relief Fund on March 25 – two days after the UK went into lockdown – to support charities and other groups in Wales.
The family foundation was established in 2010 to formalise the philanthropic giving of Diane Briere de l’Isle and Henry Engelhardt. Henry is the founder, and former CEO, of the Admiral Group. The foundation is chaired by Diane who is keen to support causes in Wales, vulnerable people and the environment.
Diane said: “Our hearts go out to all the people suffering during this terrible crisis. We have been thinking of the Big Issue vendors who have lost their livelihood during this lockdown, as well as all those others who are also losing their jobs.
“We hope to see the Big Issue out on the streets of Wales again soon, but in the meantime, we are grateful to be able to contribute to the wellbeing and safety of the Big Issue vendors and staff.”