Vendors like me probably wouldn’t survive without all the little helping hands.
They might think it’s little but all these people help me keep my pitch going and help me be who I am. Whenever I have a problem it usually gets around the town somehow, and people come forward to help.
1) The people who cut my hair, MACS Barbershop in Truro, have been doing it for years – they even put a photo up on their board of me wearing my tabard after my haircut the other day. Instead of buying the magazine, they swap it for a free haircut, and even let my dog in with me.
2) John and Liz Bradshaw are a big help. John bought me a sandwich board and prints laminated signs so I can let people know I take card payments. He also takes photos when we do events. Liz also buys me candles so I can light up my pitch.
3) When we hold events where we get people to try selling the magazine, the town crier Lionel Knight always comes down with his bell and calls them out.
4) Truro Business Improvement District always let me know what events are going on near my pitch so I can prepare and they keep other charities away from me so they don’t affect my sales.