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Popular vendor Jane can't wait to be a “local landmark” on her pitch again

Posted On: 21 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Much-loved Big Issue vendor Jane Burns has become a “local Wimbledon landmark” in her time selling the magazine in south-west London and she can't wait to make a return to her pitch.
The 54-year-old has been selling The Big Issue since 2001 and has been such a hit with her customers that plenty have written in to the magazine to pass on messages while one of them, The Times journalist Alyson Rudd, penned a piece about her as part of the newspaper's charity appeal.
It has been a tough time for Jane she was forced to stop selling the magazine at the end of March when The Big Issue was forced to temporarily halt street sales to protect vendors from Covid-19.
The bottom fell out of my world when I found out that I couldn't sell the magazine anymore, I had a sick lurch in my stomach
She has had to wait for money to come through from a new Universal Credit claim and has had to rely on support from her mother, food parcels plus cash and vouchers from The Big Issue to get by while she self-isolates in her flat....

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