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.

The Big Sleep Out, London

Friday, 17th November 2017

The Big Sleep Out was a huge success in November 2016, raising over £25,000. 2017’s event will present even more of a challenge as participants will be sleeping outside under shelter at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground.

Big London Night Walk

Friday, 2nd March 2018

Following this year’s successful event, The Big London Night Walk will return on Friday 2nd March 2018. Register for the event here for a Friday night with a difference, and change the lives of hardworking Big Issue vendors on their journeys away from the streets.

The Big Jump

Saturday, 16th September 2017

Would you like to jump out of a plane at altitudes of up to 15,000ft.? Would you like to break all national speed limits accelerating at 120mph? Would you like to experience the thrill of freefalling?

Sleep Out, Bristol

Friday, 23rd February 2018

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

Virgin London Marathon

Sunday, 22nd April 2018

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, 19th May 2018 to Sunday, 20th May 2018

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 Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 18th July 2018 to Sunday, 22nd July 2018

Sign up to this iconic challenge and cycle London to Paris for The Big Issue Foundation. You will make your way through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France, passing historical landmarks and famous battlefields until you reach Paris.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Sunday, 29th July 2018

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

THE BIG Trek – Trek the Great Wall of China

Friday, 14th September 2018 to Sunday, 23rd September 2018

If you are looking for a challenge with a serious ‘wow’ factor, then look no further than walking The Great Wall of China.

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