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.

London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge

Saturday, 19th September 2015 to Monday, 21st September 2015

Join us on our brand new cycling challenge to Amsterdam, the bike capital of the world.

The Big Sleep Out, London

Friday, 7th August 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.

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.

Our Big Birthday Party

Thursday, 22nd October 2015

This year The Big Issue Foundation turns 20, and to celebrate leaving our teenage years we will be holding a BIG birthday party in London, and you are all invited!

The Big Knitathon

Sunday, 1st November 2015 to Monday, 30th November 2015

This year is our fourth annual Big Knitathon! Whether you have been with us from the start or this is will be your first event, join in to help us raise some funds from crafting to support Big Issue vendors!

Big London Night Walk

Friday, 11th March 2016

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.

The Bath Half Marathon

Sunday, 13th March 2016

The Bath Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK.

Virgin London Marathon

Sunday, 24th April 2016

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!

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