If you won a ballot place this year, join #TeamTBIF at the London Marathon 2019 and help eradicate poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors.
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.
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of much loved Big Issue vendor Donato Barbieri.
Last night Southbourne Ales, Poole Hill Brewery hosted a charity quiz and raffle night, organised by former Big Issue vendor Bill Webb and raised a fantastic £250 for The Big Issue Foundation. Fantastic prizes, including were donated from local businesses in the area, a big thank you to Amanda Jarvis from Steam for her help in coordinating the £200 worth of prizes on the night.
Just one day. World Homeless Day is on October 10th every year. There are load of things you can do to help those who are homeless to get involved from donating your lunch money, sleeping out in solidarity, signing up as a volunteer, supporting a Big issue vendor, to interacting with us on social media. Whatever you decide to do, you will make a real difference to the lives of Big Issue vendors struggling from homelessness, poverty and exclusion.
Participants can sign up to The Big London Sleep Out at The Kia Oval on Friday 16th November with the discount code TBIF50 for 50% off registration.
Vendor David Martin is putting his best foot forward as he takes part in a charity challenge in support of The Big Issue Foundation.
The popular vendor, whose pitch is outside Tesco in Hammersmith, West London, is among the people hitting the streets for this year’s Big Step Challenge, starting on Monday 10 September.
The Big Issue Foundation works hard to support vendors. Here are some facts and figures that celebrate their steps forward. Over the last 12 months (April-March), your generous support enabled our network of Service Brokers to support over 1,050 Big Issue vendors to become financially independent and successfully re-integrate back into mainstream society. This resulted in 642 positive outcomes.
On Friday 30th November 2018, we will be hosting our inaugural Big Stadium Sleep Out with our partners, Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation.
Wednesday 5th of September marks the 6th International Day of Charity. Every year on this day charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of peopleYou can help us celebrate and raise awareness by donating money, signing up to an event, spreading the word by sharing our messages - education and giving are the essence of this special day.
Walk 10,000 steps a day from 10-16th September and raise £100 to help Big Issue vendors take positive steps forward. You can help us smash this total by inviting your friends, family and colleagues to get involved, no matter where they are in the world! The last Big Step Challenge saw participants taking part from as far away as Australia and America- where will you be taking part from?