Here at YOLO we're a business who loves to make change in people’s lives. This time around we're helping our local Big Issue seller Argentina. We're very proud of our team members Dave and Rowan who had this idea and set up the fundraiser.
We’ve known Argentina for as long as we’ve been at our offices on Finkle street. Those local to Richmond may know her. She's usually working hard selling copies of The Big Issue at the end of Finkle Street. Argentina works day in, day out in the wind, snow, rain or sunshine and always has a smile on her face. Some of you may have even stopped to talk to her and bring her a sandwich or a hot drink.
Unfortunately she was subject to an incident resulting in a dog relieving itself on her coat, soaking it right through. Still, Argentina did not complain. She simply responded 'not good' to being asked how she was by another local business owner. You can read more about what she said in this article published by Richmondshire Today.
The owner of the dog offered only a verbal apology to Argentina, and we think this isn't enough - she deserves a break. That's why we've set up a fundraiser to give her a hand.
Before the incident happened, we we're looking at rounding up local businesses in the area to donate gift cards or products that would be useful for her everyday life. Since setting up this fundraiser we've raised over 2000! Which is far better than we could have hoped.
Here's what David, our fantastic team member who set up the fundraiser says on the page: