Doogie Goodstuff joins Big Issue sellers to promote the benefits of social enterprise

July 14, 2016

Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network’s mascot Doogie Goodstuff who promotes great social enterprise products and services across the city with his “Buy The Good Stuff” campaign – is taking to the streets of Edinburgh with his social enterprise friends and colleagues to sell The Big Issue.

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Jonny Kinross, Grassmarket Community Project

The team, made up of Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network (ESEN) members founders and chief executives from social enterprises across the city, were on Castle Street near Rose Street, this Wednesday 13 July along with Doogie Goodstuff.

Doogie’s “Big Issue” team got top tips from a regular vendor to help them sell as many copies as possible. All profits raised went towards a Christmas treat for regular Edinburgh sellers.

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CEO line up – Jonny, Claire, Pat, Doogie, Michael – vendor, Emma

Chief Executive of ESEN, Claire Pattullo said:

Edinburgh is home to over 200 social enterprises and ESEN exists to promote social enterprise as a way of doing business that protects profits for community benefit.


Claire added:

This coming week there is a focus on homelessness with the Homeless World Cup taking place in Glasgow’s George Square. We want to amplify the message in Edinburgh - that social enterprise does have a huge impact on health, wellbeing and homelessness. With the support and expertise, we have in Edinburgh we continue to demonstrate that social enterprise is an agent for change.


Rebecca Pringle, Team Leader Scotland, The Big Issue added:

ESEN is an impressive network, working together with other social enterprises to strengthen the sector and the impact it can have on society and community. With Doogie Goodstuff on hand it will be hard to miss this great partnership which we anticipate will have an impact on awareness of both Big Issue and the sector as a whole.