Supporters’ blogs

Big Issue supporter Ran smiling

Ran’s Story

I’m running the London Marathon for Big Issue Foundation because big issue vendors are always awesome! I have passed a big issue hero who works…

Big Issue Foundation supporter Phil Rice holding Big Issue magazines and standing with Stephen Robertson

Phil’s Story

A Ful-Phil-ing Day My day started as normal, except I was in a warm and secure hotel room reading my emails at about 7am in…

Rosie Carnall’s Story

After The Big Sleep Out 2017 The night before the Big Sleep Out I woke abruptly in the dark with an urgent thought: Where will…

Patrick Foster’s Story

Patrick is one of The Big Issue Foundation’s Trustees. He’s completed 5 of our cycling events and helped raised over £5,000 in sponsorship. Below he…

Big Issue supporter Graham Hartland holding postcard

Graham’s Story #notGB17

I’m sat in the Hens Wings, a virtual multifunctional venue space.  Here, I can have what I want: tea? Easy. Kitchen? No problem. 50 seater…

Angela’s Story

The combined efforts of numerous concerned global citizens could do wonders to help the impoverished. Living in the United States, I am ready for action!…

Big Issue Foundation staff member Gabi holding an award

Gabi’s Story

I came to the UK last year with my family from Romania. Soon after we arrived, I heard about The Big Issue through my church….

Big Issue Foundation Romanian Translation volunteer Carmen in Bristol

Carmen’s Story

Romanian Translation Volunteer, Bristol I came from Romania to the UK in December 2013 to do care work. After nine months, I became a Care…

Jonny’s Story

“Running the 2017 London Marathon for The Big Issue Foundation is an experience I won’t forget. The atmosphere on the day is brilliant – from…