Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation. Keep up to date with our charity work to help people overcome the poverty of their situations, escape the streets and journey towards a better life. Whether it’s a message from our CEO, the stories from the streets or the wide range of charity events we have throughout the year, here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised and the work that you enable us to undertake.
Last year, Big Issue vendor Garry trekked 190 miles to fundraise for The Big Issue Foundation and raised an incredible £495. This year, he is taking on an even bigger challenge and is trekking from Land’s End to John O’Groats. We are incredibly grateful that Garry has chosen to give back to TBIF by embarking on this 1150 mile trek.
Garry has been selling The Big Issue for 18 months since losing his job as a foreman of construction sites in Aberdeenshire. Garry found himself sleeping rough and in need of an income, this is when he turned to the Big Issue.
We are very happy to announce that Bournemouth vendor Bill is moving on to a new career as a brewery tour guide at Southbourne Ales!
A former British Army medic, Bill spent several months living in a cave and then walking along the coast with his dog Chloe before becoming part of the Big Issue family.
This weekend saw the hottest ever London Marathon take place with record temperatures of 24 degrees. We had 7 incredible participants running for #teamTBIF this year and they all crossed the finish line which is a HUGE achievement – especially in the hot weather conditions.
The Big Issue Foundation is adding three-tap mobile donation technology to its website, fundraising appeals, direct marketing campaigns, and collecting tins, thanks to a tie-up with cashless donations provider Thyngs.
Using the mobile technology company’s free Good Thyngs platform, supporters will be able to donate within a matter of seconds simply by scanning the Foundation’s unique QR code, choosing an amount, and donating using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or card, adding Gift Aid without having to enter any contact details.
Discover what home means to you, on a journey through the ages of life.
Author and Big Issue Foundation supporter Jennifer Kavanagh, has created a board game ‘The Journey Home’ and has kindly chosen to donate 50% of the profits to The Big Issue Foundation.
This year The Big Issue Foundation is celebrating its 23rd birthday and we’re celebrating with The Big Birthday Sky Dive on 19th September 2018!
We’re looking for brave people to participate in this fantastic experience, fundraising as you go to support our work with Big Issue vendors like Matthew, who received bespoke support from The Big Issue Foundation to help him move forward away from poverty and exclusion.
The Big Issue Foundation are excited to announce a new addition to our London Marathon team- LA High Court Judge Craig Mitchell.
An avid supporter of empowering people who are homeless, Judge Craig Mitchell coaches a long – distance running club made up of residents of LA’s infamous Skid Row.
We are thrilled that our partnership with Southampton Football Club has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Sports Innovation Award at the Sports Business Awards 2018.
This is primarily focused around the opportunities the club has offered Big Issue vendors. This includes vendors selling a special edition of The Big Issue magazine (as part of the match day programme) at the first match of the season as well as four Big Issue vendors going on to secure jobs at the club following their participation in the Saints Foundation employability programme.