Bridge to Brisbane 2019 - Meet QLD vendor Rodney

1 August 2019 Magazine

Bridge to Brisbane 2019 - Meet QLD vendor Rodney

On the 25 August a group of vendors and staff will come together to walk, run and roll the Bridge to Brisbane 2019. They are running in both the 5km and 10km race, aiming to raise $7,500 for The Big Issue’s vendor support in Queensland.

We’re excited to introduce you to one of our superstar vendors, Rodney, who sells The Big Issue on Adelaide Street in Brisbane City. 

Before coming to The Big Issue, Rodney had been unable to find work due to his health. Determined to overcome his obstacles, Rodney joined in 2017. Since then Rodney has become a respected and motivated vendor, travelling to Brisbane City each day to provide those who walk past him with an interesting read and a friendly smile.

Rodney injured his knees some years ago, leading to a double knee replacement. He now needs to rely on a mobility walker to be able to get around.

For Rodney it appears that life is about pushing himself beyond what is expected of him, and what he believes he is capable of."I want to participate in the Bridge to Brisbane to prove to myself that I can walk for ten kilometres”.

There’s definitely no stopping him now! Please show your support by donating or sharing the fundraising page. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donate now!

Thank you for your support.

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