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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.

London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge

Saturday, 17th September 2016 to Monday, 19th September 2016

The Big Issue Foundation’s London to Amsterdam cycling challenge is back in 2016, following the success of last year’s ride!

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.

Big Summer Sleep Out for Schools and Youth Groups

Wednesday, 1st June 2016 to Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Would your school, youth group or sports team like to do more to support homeless people in the UK? Do you have access to a safe indoor space, like a school hall, that you could use overnight?

Ben Nevis Weekend Trek

Friday, 10th June 2016 to Sunday, 12th June 2016

This year, we are offering you the opportunity to take on one of the UK’s most famous challenges: trekking up Ben Nevis, and all in aid of The Big Issue Foundation.

24 hour London to Paris Cycle Ride

Friday, 1st July 2016 to Sunday, 3rd July 2016

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the classic cycle experiences in Europe – and we’ll be doing it non-stop in 24 hours!

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Sunday, 9th October 2016

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is the only one of its kind, taking a spectacular autumnal route through central London.

Big Birthday Skydive

Saturday, 15th October 2016

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?

Wear Something Wooly Day

Friday, 21st October 2016

“The Big Knitathon” and “Wear Something Woolly Day” are both really fun ways for schools and youth groups to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation. Over the last three years, over £22,500 has been raised by keen knitters and knitwear lovers and this year we want everyone to get even woollier!

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!