Community supports Wanstead’s Big Issue vendor hit by flash floods

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Local residents have raised over £3,700 to support Wanstead’s Big Issue vendor, Monica, whose home was flooded during the recent heavy rainfall.

“She is a single mother who has had a hard time of it, but things are looking up as she is about to gain indefinite leave to remain in September,” said Blythe Pepino, who started the fundraiser last month.

The money will allow Monica and her five sons to move into a two-bedroom flat, having moved out of their previous accommodation so the owner can renovate.


Author: Editor