Take part in, or organise, a whole range of charity events to raise money to support our work with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed vendors across the UK. See the event calendar below to find the event for you or go to 'Do it yourself' to organise your own event.

At the Big Issue Foundation we work hard to provide a hand up to support people who are homeless, and we can’t do that without your participation in these 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, 25th November 2016

Join us for a night like no other. The Big Sleep Out London is not a full ‘homeless experience’ but it’s certainly an insight into what 2200 people in England face every night.

Big London Night Walk

Friday, 3rd March 2017

The Big Night Walk London is a great opportunity not only to see the capital in a whole new light but also meet some of its most charismatic residents.

The Big Knitathon

Tuesday, 1st November 2016 to Wednesday, 30th November 2016

This year is our fourth annual Big Knitathon! Whether you have been with us from the start or this is will be your first event, join in to help us raise some funds from crafting to support Big Issue vendors!

Santa Run

Sunday, 4th December 2016

On Sunday 4th December 4,000 Santa’s will descend upon Victoria Park, London, to raise money for charity by taking part in a family friendly 5km or 10km run, and we want you to be a part of it.

London to Paris Cycle Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 19th April 2017 to Sunday, 23rd April 2017

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.

Virgin London Marathon

Sunday, 23rd April 2017

Want to take part in one of the world’s biggest sporting events, running past the iconic sites of London whilst raising funds for homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK? Limited places available so register now!

Snowdon by Night

Friday, 19th May 2017 to Saturday, 20th May 2017

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.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2017

Sunday, 30th July 2017

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

Kilimanjaro Trek 2017

Wednesday, 27th September 2017 to Saturday, 7th October 2017

Would you like to support us by undertaking a unique challenge in one of the world’s most famous areas of natural beauty?

THE BIG Trek – Trek the Great Wall of China

Friday, 6th October 2017 to Sunday, 15th October 2017

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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