The Big London Night Walk is back for its 9th time and after the ‘Beast from the East’ stopped us this year, we’ll make sure 2019 is better than ever! On 8th March, The Big Issue Foundation will welcome over 400 participants to take to the streets of London for an alternative Friday night out to make a difference to the lives of Big Issue vendors.
Tickets are not yet on sale, but register your interest here and be the first to find out when tickets are released!
At the Big Issue Foundation, we’re passionate about ending poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors and we ask participants to walk 13 miles overnight through iconic sights of London, fundraising £250 each to support the work we do for vendors like Matthew.
The walk will start and finish at Shoreditch Town Hall with 3 rest stops along the way where we will have some great refreshments to fuel walkers throughout the night. Participants will have the opportunity to meet past and present Big Issue vendors who have benefited from the support of The Big Issue Foundation. In previous years attendees have included James Bowen and Bob from ‘The Street Cat Named Bob’ and we’re working on an equally great line up for 2019.
We welcome groups and solo walkers to take part with a registration fee of just £25 for individuals, or £20 per person for groups of 5 or more. If you’re hesitant about taking part as a solo walker, rest assured that we have many solo participants and you’ll be given the opportunity to meet like-minded people and make some new friends along the way. Don’t just take it from us though, here’s what solo walker Louise said about her experience:
“Gradually we fell into step with the other solo walkers…and our team grew as we went. Don’t be put off doing this walk if you’re a solo walker- you will soon make friends; there is something about this event that brings people together in the most unique way!”
Due to the popularity of this event in previous years, we expect places to fill up quickly so make sure you register your interest and be the first to find out when tickets are on sale!
All funds raised from the Big London Night Walk will go directly to supporting more Big Issue vendors in their journey away from poverty and exclusion. So join us for a unique night to remember and see your capital like you’ve never seen it before.
For anymore enquires or advice for prospective walkers feel free to visit our FAQ’s section. Alternatively, feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 526 3459.
Check out this video about our last Big Night Walk event below: