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 12th October 2018 (North) and Friday, 16th November 2018 (South)

The Big London Sleep Out is back - and bigger than ever! This year, we’re excited to offer two different Sleep Outs in London- The Big London Sleep Out North and The Big London Sleep Out South. These events will sell out so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

Big Stadium Sleep Out

Friday, 23rd November 2018

The event, scheduled for the night of Friday 23rd November 2018, will be held at Southampton Football Club’s St Mary’s Stadium, and will see more than 100 fundraisers sleep out, either in the concourse or the stand. The funds raised will be split 50/50 between the worthwhile causes of The Big Issue Foundation and Saints Foundation; empowering disadvantaged individuals to progress forward.

Big London Night Walk 2019

Friday, 8th March 2019

The Big London Night Walk is back for its 9th time and after the ‘Beast from the East’ stopped us this year, we’ll make sure 2019 is better than ever!

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.

London to Paris Cycle Challenge 2018

Wednesday, 12th September 2018 to Sunday, 16th September 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.

The Big Birthday Sky Dive

Sunday, 16th September 2018

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?

Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday, 21st April 2019

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, 15th June 2019 to Sunday, 16th June 2019

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.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Saturday, 2nd November 2019 to Wednesday, 20th 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.

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