Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Danny Batth is set to experience a bit of what the hundred of homeless people across the UK this Christmas by selling The Big Issue.
The 25-year-old will be selling the magazine, which hands homeless people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income, between 1-3pm in in Queens square, Wolverhampton.
And the defender hopes his input will raise some awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness over the festive period.
“The Big Issue has always been a project I admire as it is ‘a hand up not a hand out’ and it helps homeless people get back on track through the sale of the magazine,” he said.
“Many people don’t realise when they pass a Big Issue seller that they are trying to better their lives, they must buy their own magazines to sell them.
“My hope is to educate more people on understanding what this organisation does, not just for our community but also around the world.
“The Big Issue addresses Homelessness in the UK and I’m just trying to give a helping hand over the Christmas season.”
Jon Hyde from The Big Issue added: “We are so thankful for people like Danny who understand The Big Issue model and support what we are trying to do by using their profile to raise awareness.
“Our key message to the public is that our vendors are working, not begging so please take the magazine as it helps us grow our network of
vendors across the UK offering more people the chance of a hand up.”