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.

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 Sleep Out, London

Friday, 16th November 2018

The Big Sleep Out was a sell-out success on November 17th 2017, raising over £35,000. We are currently finalising details for next year’s The Big Sleep Out 2018 so watch this space!

Wear Something Woolly Day

Friday, 1st December 2017 to Sunday, 31st December 2017

“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!

Bristol Sleep Out

Friday, 2nd March 2018

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

The Big Step Challenge

Monday, 12th March 2018 to Sunday, 25th March 2018

Next year, we bring to you our exciting new event- The Big Step Challenge! Unlike any other Big Issue Foundation event, this is a virtual event meaning that you can join in from anywhere across the world!

Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris

Sunday, 8th April 2018

Do want to take on one of the biggest Marathons in the world, running past the iconic sites Paris whilst ending poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors? Join The Big Issue Foundation team for the Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris on Sunday 8th April 2018.

Virgin Money 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.

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.

Great Wall Of China Trek

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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