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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.

Wednesday, 28th January 2015

After several years in the Army Big Issue vendor Paul didn’t expect to be sleeping rough on the streets of London taking cover in the limited security of an electricity mains cupboard!

Our Service Broker Matt visited him on his pitch when he first started to sell The Big Issue. He connected Paul to a GP and went on to get him to visit our London Office and see the nurse for a flu jab.

Friday, 16th January 2015

Helen Hoff , Cover Supervisor at Ringwood School Hampshire is leading students on their 4th Night Walk for The Big Issue Foundation

I have been pretty lucky in life: did well at school, fell into a good job and am surrounded by loving family and great friends. I’ve been through my share of tough times but, when they’ve come, I’ve been blessed with incredible support both emotional and financial.

Friday, 9th January 2015

As we move into 2015 we wanted to share all of the wonderful activities that went into making the festive season so special for us. Our friends, vendors, donors and supporters came out in force to help raise awareness, donations and sales of the magazine – celebrating all things Big Issue along the way.

Friday, 19th December 2014

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.

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

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!

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

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.

Tuesday, 16th December 2014

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.

Tuesday, 16th December 2014

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’.

Sunday, 7th December 2014

Glenn Hodge, the singer songwriter behind Glenn Hodge Banned has written and recorded a fantastic Christmas song just for The Big Issue Foundation.

Sunday, 7th December 2014

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.

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