Barnsley poet pens ode to support Big Issue

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South Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan has composed a new work to show his support for The Big Issue in the North Trust.

The Vendor, The Buyer has been published to mark Giving Tuesday, a global campaign encouraging people to give their backing to good causes.

Barnsley-born Iann has dedicated his poem to ‘the Big Issue in the North vendor outside the Showroom, Sheffield’.

Others supporting The Big Issue In The North Trust include FC United of Manchester, who are allowing a vendor to sell the magazine inside their ground.

Manchester-based photographer Darren Hargreaves has taken photos of Big Issue vendors which will be published in the magazine and on its website.

The band Egokiller are also releasing a single called Giving Tuesday, with proceeds to The Trust.

Keith Smith, assistant director for The Big Issue in the North Trust, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the generosity and support we have received for the trust charity, which works so hard to support vendors who are out on the streets selling the magazine.

“The public can also get involved in Giving Tuesday by donating money to the charity.”