Events

Take part in, or organise, a whole range of charity events to raise money to support our work with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed vendors across the UK. See the event calendar below to find the event for you or go to 'Do it yourself' to organise your own event.

At the Big Issue Foundation we work hard to provide a hand up to support people who are homeless, and we can’t do that without your participation in these charity events. It could be a run for charity, sky diving, or an adventure abroad, it’s up to you!

The money raised through charity events such as these goes to giving those who have nowhere to go the opportunity to make a change to their lives. Whether it is to give someone the resources to attend a job interview, find a home, or even join the army; we’re about offering people a livelihood and a life.

Here you can find out all you need to know about each of the upcoming charity events for the Big Issue Foundation. However, if you want to help The Big Issue Foundation in other ways you can always volunteer for charity and get involved with our work.

The BIG RED Party

Thursday, 23rd October 2014

This year we are taking the Big Red Party to a new level, from the arches under Canon Street to the views from the OXO Tower.

The Big Knitathon

Saturday, 1st November 2014

This year's Big Knitathon is all about getting together to knit small items to sell in aid of The Big Issue Foundation. You can knit whatever you like, but thanks to our friends at Hobbycraft we will have a few great patterns for you!

Christmas Carols and Euston

Friday, 12th December 2014, Monday, 22nd December 2014

As part of our partnership with Euston Station we’re delighted to announce that we will be carol singing at the station this Christmas!

Big London Night Walk

Friday, 6th March 2015

The Big Night Walk London is a great opportunity not only to see the capital in a whole new light but also meet some of its most charismatic residents.

Virgin London Marathon

Sunday, 26th April 2015

Want to take part in one of the world’s biggest sporting events, running past the iconic sites of London whilst raising funds for homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK? Limited places available so register now!

The Big Sleep Out, London

Friday, 12th June 2015

Join us for a night like no other. The Big Sleep Out London is not a full ‘homeless experience’ but it’s certainly an insight into what 2200 people in England face every night.

London to Paris Bike Ride

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 to Sunday, 26th July 2015

The iconic London to Paris Bike Ride. Cycle 230 miles over three days and finish in time to watch the final stage of the Tour de France.

The Freedom Trail

Monday, 14th September 2015 to Sunday, 20th September 2015

The beautiful and demanding 7 day trek in the Pyrenees runs from France over the high mountains into Spain. The route follows the Freedom Trail, or Chemin de la Liberté, one of the toughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France.

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