Stevie Reeve, from Rolvenden, has made the transformation from a role in the hit BBC comedy Are You Being Served, to become a fund raiser for the Big Issue.
The Big Issue Foundation is the charity behind the Big Issue. Through a range of different services they aim to help the homeless get back on their feet and gain the confidence and self esteem that comes from being independent.
As a charity of course they always need help with funds and that’s where we make the unlikely link between The Big Issue and a popular 70s sitcom. Stick with it, all will be revealed.
Stevie: as glamorous then as she is now.
Who can say they don’t remember that classic comedy ‘Are You Being Served’? Timeless isn’t it? Just mention the name John Inman or Wendy Richards and you just have to chuckle.
Just hear that unforgettable signature tune and imagine one of Mr Rumbold’s many buxom secretaries and memories come flooding back.
The connection to the Big Issue, bizarre though it may seem is Stevie Reeve, the famous voice of the ‘Are You Being Served’ signature tune and one of Mr Rumbold’s first secretaries.
After Titch and Richard’s story had been broadcast on the Pat Marsh show Pat welcomed Stevie to the studio.
“I thought it was fantastic, I’ve wanted to do something for the homeless so meeting Titch brought it all home. Titch is concrete evidence of the wonderful job The Big Issue does. I’m both excited and dubious about the trek, but nothing is going to stop me doing it.”
last updated: 02/04/2008 at 10:47