Big Love for Big Issue Karl

Karl the friendly giant has been selling The Big Issue outside Snow Hill for a number of years now. Around a month ago, he disappeared from sight and many of us wondered what could have happened. 

The fact is that Karl suffered serious and extensive injuries when he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run.  At the moment he is unable to move or speak, and is receiving critical care while on life support.

I'm sure that, like me, you're devastated to hear that this has happened to our local friendly face. After Karl pulled himself up by his bootstraps and finally secured housing, this could potentially be put at risk due to his extended hospital stay. Karl will also undoubtedly require an extended period of convalescence; where he will be unable to face the elements like he usually would and sell his magazines and so cannot support himself . 

This Go Fund Me has been set up to gather together gestures of goodwill from Karl's customers, and any other well wishers, who are no doubt missing his ever-present politeness and would like to offer support for a full and speedy recovery. Any donations would also ensure a soft landing for Karl when he is well enough to leave hospital care and begin rehab.

Please feel free to leave any messages you'd like passed on to Karl to brighten his recovery. 

Thank you x


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Hayley Burgess 
Carter Jonas Llp, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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