Getting a job has been 4 years in the making since I joined The Big Issue and started to address being homeless; I came to The Big Issue for help and support as I knew I could get my life back on track through being a vendor.
Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation, keeping you up to date with our charity work to help people who are homeless across the UK. Whether it’s a message from our CEO, or the voice of someone that actually spent time sleeping rough on the streets, here you can read all the latest from The Big Issue Foundation.
We run a wide range of charity events throughout the year, so here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised for the less fortunate in the UK. If you are considering volunteering for The Big Issue Foundation, then here you can also see some of the ways that people have raised money in the past to get people off the streets.
Stories from those who have been unfortunate enough to live on the street are also posted here, helping to give you an insight into the difficulties that our Big Issue vendors are faced with every day.
If you are inspired by any of the stories found here, why not donate to The Big Issue Foundation today? There is a range of ways that your money can be used to help those who are homeless across the UK take control of their lives.
As part of our Christmas campaign designed and delivered for free by 21st Century Advertising agency Fold7, we are delighted to make our festive eCard available to everyone!
The festive season holds little comfort and joy for homeless people. One gift we can give them is the hope that there will be a time beyond this Christmas when they overcome the issues they face.
During the WhatsOnStage Awards vote, which runs from 5th December to 31st January, we are running a theatreland themed online auction! There are some fantastic prizes available, all available for 5 – 10 day bidding periods. All of the proceeds from the sale of the items will go directly to The Big Issue Foundation.
Our friends at WhatsOnStage together with the stars of West End shows, have got together to make this exceptional short film of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’.
Glenn Hodge, the singer songwriter behind Glenn Hodge Banned has written and recorded a fantastic Christmas song just for The Big Issue Foundation.
With input from the Big Issue Foundation and vendors themselves, Fold7 have reworked the 12 Days of Christmas in an entertaining and light-hearted film – showing the positive ways in which the Foundation helps vendors to create a life out of a livelihood. Watch the video.
The latest single by The Big Secret Sound, ‘I Love You Like Christmas’, is now available on iTunes and is written and dedicated to everyone who will be homeless this Christmas, with proceeds going to The Big Issue Foundation.
Vendor Christian's three-legged Lurcher, George, has recently been given a bravery award after treatment he received as a result of a bad attack by another dog in Weston-super-Mare.
An animal charity, who Christian was already registered with, provided the funding for George’s veterinary care and we are told that he was very trusting and accepting of the treatment he received.
The latest charity single by The Big Secret Sound, ‘I Love You Like Christmas’, is now available on pre-release as an iTunes download and is written and dedicated to all the people that find themselves homeless at Christmas, with proceeds going to The Big Issue Foundation.
To promote the pre-release of the single, The Big Secret Sound devised a simple iconic symbol of ‘Making A Roof’, as they are hoping that the funds will help people that are homeless to get a roof over their heads this Christmas.