Events

Take part in, or organise, a whole range of charity events to raise money to support our work with Big Issue vendors who face poverty and exclusion across the UK. See our calendar below to find the event for you or go to 'organise your own' to discuss ideas for hosting your own fundraising activity.

At the Big Issue Foundation we work hard to provide a hand up to support people facing poverty, exclusion and periods of homelessness. We can’t do that without your participation in our 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.

Bristol Sleep Out

Friday, 11th October 2019

Join us sleeping out for the night in Bristol to raise awareness and funding to support local services in Bristol.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Saturday, 9th November 2019 to Wednesday, 27th November 2019

Nepal is a country in a league of its own with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, a fascinating culture and friendly people. Meeting the villagers whilst trekking through this landlocked gem of a nation is one of its greatest pleasures.

World’s Big Sleep Out, London

Saturday, 7th December 2019

Join us at the Kia Oval as part of the World’s Big Sleep out series on the 7th December 2019. Could you abandon your comfort zone for Big Issue vendors?

World's Little Sleep Out

Saturday, 7th December 2019

Are you looking for a fundraising idea for your school to get involved in? Join the World’s Little Sleep Out event in December and raise awareness and funds for homeless people locally and on an international level.

Big London Night Walk 2020

Friday, 6th March 2020

On Friday 6th March, we’ll be bringing together hundreds of our supporters to take to the streets of London for a Friday night out with a difference. Join us to help change the lives of Big Issue vendors.

Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday, 26th April 2020

Want to take part in one of the world’s biggest sporting events, running past the iconic sites of London whilst raising funds for Big Issue vendors facing poverty and exclusion across the UK? Limited places available so register now!

Snowdon by Night

Saturday, 13th June 2020 to Sunday, 14th June 2020

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes and wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits. A popular summit trek by day-time, it forms a real challenge by night.

London to Paris Cycle 2020 Tour de France edition

Wednesday, 15th July 2020 to Sunday, 19th July 2020

Be part of your own Tour de France as you cycle London to Paris to raise money for The Big issue Foundation. On this popular cycling challenge you’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 311 miles from capital to capital before soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the finale of the Tour de France in Paris on the last day.

Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100

Sunday, 16th August 2020

This amazing 100 mile ride follows the route made famous in the 2012 men’s Olympic road race.

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