Fiona Godsman


INSP supports and develops 114 street papers in 35 countries, in 24 languages, with a combined readership of 6 million per edition. Street papers are independent newspapers and magazines that operate on a social enterprise and self-help model to provide an innovative solution to urban homelessness and unemployment.
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Fiona Godsman sells The Big Issue for INSP

Fiona Godsman

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I’m a long time supporter of The Big Issue. I buy it not just because it’s an amazing cause, but also because it’s a great read. The street paper concept is a fantastic example of social innovation,  tackling the huge social problem of homelessness by helping people directly, and by helping them to help themselves.  It’s been around so long now that we sometimes forget how innovative a concept it is.  

I’m very proud to have been asked to take part in #VendorWeek and glad to be able to remind people of what it’s all about. Help me help them by sponsoring me here, and by buying a paper from me in Glasgow on 4th February. But don’t stop there; make sure you read it and then keep buying it!

On 4 February 2015, I will be taking part in INSP's #VendorWeek Big Sell. I will be out on the streets of Glasgow selling The Big Issue magazine as a guest vendor, mentored by a real Big Issue seller.

The #VendorWeek Big Sell challenges perceptions of homelessness and poverty, as well as raising money to support the INSP and local Big Issue vendors.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to INSP. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

07.02.15 Commsworld delighted to support Fiona. Big Issue one of our first customers over 20 years ago.

05.02.15 Well done Fiona

05.02.15 Sorry for the late donation and well done! Interesting blog.

05.02.15 Really interesting to hear about your experience. Next time I pass a Big Issue seller I will buy!

04.02.15 Well Done Fiona!

03.02.15 Liked your blog, it's one of your better rants!

30.01.15 Well done you!

28.01.15 Good luck


15.01.15 A great cause. I hope the weather is kind to you!


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