18 February 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Annie Lennox visits street paper The Big Issue Malawi

"The Big Issue Malawi transforms lives at a grassroots level"

BLANTYRE - Pop star Annie Lennox today was wowed by street paper vendors serenading her at The Big Issue office in Blantyre. The visit to the Malawian capital was part of her first trip as a Scottish Parliament-appointed envoy.

Addressing the street paper's vendors and support workers, Lennox said: "I think you are doing great work. The street paper has transformed people's lives at a grassroots level. The effort your organisation puts in from the top trickle down and that is very important."