INSP Advent Calendar: day 10

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Each day in the run up to Christmas, we have a message from one of our street paper vendors.

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Colm Daly, 47, Dublin, Ireland

I’ve been a vendor with Ireland’s Big Issue for four years. I’m currently living between hostels and sleeping rough.

What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?

A Christmas card from my son and daughter.

How do you plan to spend Christmas this year?

Visiting family and having Christmas dinner in Mansion House [where the Order of the Knights of St. Columbanus provides a hot meal on Christmas day for the poor and homeless in Dublin].

If you did not sell a street paper, how do you think you might be spending Christmas this year?

On the streets, sleeping rough.

Do you have a special Christmas message for your customers?

To all my customers – thank you for your kind support throughout the year.