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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 April 2016

Registrations are now live for this year’s Big Sleep Out!

Taking place on Friday 25th November, at St John’s Church Waterloo, The Big Sleep Out will challenge you to abandon your comfort zone and spend the night in a safe but cold, uncomfortable environment.

Friday, 29th April 2016

Over 1 million tenants have signed up to the Rental Exchange which tackles the financial and social exclusion faced by social housing tenants.

The Rental Exchange is an innovative partnership between our sister company Big Issue Invest and Experian that is transforming the lives of social housing tenants throughout the UK.  The scheme sets out to tackle social, digital and financial exclusion faced by those who cannot access affordable credit due to a lack of a mainstream credit history.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016

The Big Issue Foundation are seeking a bike for a Big Issue vendor to take part in their London to Amsterdam cycle challenge. The charity are hoping to secure the bike so that vendor Pat, who oversees the Big Issue’s distribution point in Oxford circus, can fulfil his dream of taking part in the challenge.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Are you looking for a  challenge and adventure this Summer? Then our London to Amsterdam cycle ride is the ideal challenge for you!

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

Friday, 8th April 2016

Following on from the success of this March’s Big London Night Walk, we’re planning an even bigger and better event for 2017 – all to raise much needed funds for the Big Issue Foundation’s vendor support programme.

Along the 20km route will be 5 ‘rest stops’, where our 300 walkers can take a break to rest, talk to vendors and enjoy some entertainment. We are looking for 5 generous organisations to host a rest stop and welcome in our walkers during their overnight challenge.

Thursday, 24th March 2016

After a successful pilot at Euston Station, in association with Network Rail and Big Issue vendor Amy Stevens, we are now replicating this model to King’s Cross Station.

From Thursday 24th March 2016 Amy will now sell The Big Issue inside the main concourse at King’s Cross; located by the Harry Potter Platform 9 and ¾. Initially, Amy’s placement will be 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Do please support Amy, and this initiative, by purchasing your Big Issue magazine from her.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

Big Issue vendor Carlos holds photography art exhibition at Roast, a landmark British restaurant in London’s Iconic Borough Market. Roast likes to use their large walls to exhibit works from people who they feel share an affinity with Roast’s joint values or exploration and authenticity. The exhibition will be available to view until September 2016.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Do you want to join The Big Issue Foundation’s team at the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 9th October?

Friday, 18th March 2016

On a clear evening on Friday 11th March, 300 walkers and Big Issue vendors gathered at St John’s Church Waterloo, ready to embark on a 20km night-time walk around the capital.

The night started off in style with an inspiring performance from London City Voices and appearances from CJ de Mooi, James Bowen & Street Cat Bob and former vendor Stan.

Thursday, 17th March 2016

The London to Amsterdam cycle challenge is getting closer! From the 17th to 19th September 2016, fundraisers will be taking to the roads to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.

If you want to find out more, we are hosting an information evening in Moorgate, London on Monday 4th April in London. Come along to hear about the preparation, schedule and route for the challenge. You may also meet some potential ride-buddies. Also, we have invited former Big Issue vendor Dean to talk about his experience of doing the ride last year so you will get a first-hand account of what to expect. Book your information evening place here.

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