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Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation, keeping you up to date with our charity work to help people who are homeless across the UK. Whether it’s a message from our CEO, or the voice of someone that actually spent time sleeping rough on the streets, here you can read all the latest from The Big Issue Foundation.

We run a wide range of charity events throughout the year, so here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised for the less fortunate in the UK. If you are considering volunteering for The Big Issue Foundation, then here you can also see some of the ways that people have raised money in the past to get people off the streets.

Stories from those who have been unfortunate enough to live on the street are also posted here, helping to give you an insight into the difficulties that our Big Issue vendors are faced with every day.

If you are inspired by any of the stories found here, why not donate to The Big Issue Foundation today? There is a range of ways that your money can be used to help those who are homeless across the UK take control of their lives.

Friday, 29th January 2016

As we come out of the Christmas season and enter into the harsher months of winter it is sad but true to say that we often find the plight of excluded people sliding down the emotional register in people’s lives. The festivities are over, we’ve wished each other ‘happy new year’ and we cross our fingers, get our heads down and hope for the best.

The ‘best’ however is far from the truth. This year we face many challenges. The landscape, as always, is shifting.

Monday, 8th February 2016

In January 2016, The Big Issue Foundation launched an animated video to give visual life and personality to their annual Big London Night Walk – enlisting the help and creative expertise of UK-based team, Fudge Animation Studios, to tell the story with animation and narrative.

Monday, 1st February 2016

Our upcoming ‘Big London Night Walk’ is the perfect opportunity…

On the 11th March 2016, 300 people will walk a 12 mile route through the capital whilst learning more about the work of The Big Issue Foundation. We need your help to refresh and reward them along the way.

Monday, 1st February 2016

If you’re thinking about getting a challenge to train for this year, then our London to Amsterdam is the ideal challenge for you!

We’re offering half price registration for the event, until Monday 15th February. If it’s something you’d enjoy then now is the time! Sign up to join us and enjoy the £50 saving, why delay?!

Saturday, 30th January 2016

After almost 15 years at our Vauxhall Head Office in London, The Big Issue Foundation including, head office staff from The Big Issue Group, and sister company Big Issue Invest will be waving goodbye to Vauxhall and relocating our London Head Office to Finsbury Park.

This move will reunite us closer to our distribution and services team who moved to Seven Sisters Road last October.

Saturday, 30th January 2016

The Big Issue Foundation is supporting the Lead London Home campaign which launched Tuesday 26th of January 2016.  The Campaign is being backed by over 20 homeless charities in the capital and we are very pleased that we’re part of this campaign.

Seven in ten (68%) Londoners are “appalled” by the scale of homelessness in the capital, while nearly three quarters want the next Mayor to do more to tackle the issue, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by a coalition of 21 homeless charities. Just 13% of Londoners feel enough is being done to combat homelessness and rough sleeping, while 61% agree the problem is increasing.

Wednesday, 27th January 2016

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m André (Vendor 738) from London. There is so much that needs to be said about selling The Big Issue, but, at the same time, very few people actually want to know about it. Visitors to this site are exceptional. Truly, if you wrote this all down in a narrative, factual, documentary book with proofs and supports and even passion, it might end up in Poundland or the bargain bucket at ASDA.

Tuesday, 26th January 2016

Big Issue vendor Joe Wilson’s good deed set the news agenda and swept social media – Andrew Burns reports

When Big Issue reader Joe Wilson praised his local vendor Daniel Collins on Facebook last weekend, he couldn't have guessed what would happen next. It made Joe – and our man Daniel – an internet phenomenon.

Friday, 8th January 2016

Ed has been awarded Bournemouth office’s vendor of the year 2015.

This award recognises all of Ed’s achievements throughout the year and his time as a vendor.

Friday, 1st January 2016

As we say goodbye to 2015 there’s plenty to reflect on, from all the amazing events you made successful through your fundraising efforts, to the life changing impacts that they’ve had on Big Issue vendors! As the New Year begins ,there’s plenty of challenges our vendors will have to face, and we need your help to continue providing essential support and referrals for Big Issue vendors.

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