Since our appeal launched last month our supporters have raised just over £7,000 to support Big Issue vendors across the UK, empowering them to reach their goals and aspirations for the future. It’s a great achievement so far and we join Big Issue vendors across the UK, in thanking everyone who has supported us in these uncertain times.
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, 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 for the less fortunate in the UK
The Big Issue Foundation in Birmingham are jointly working within the No Wrong Door network by offering taster sessions to people who are interested in becoming a Big Issue vendor. They offer individual support to get anyone who is facing poverty and exclusion the opportunity to be license to be a legitimate vendor.
George, who usually sells the Big Issue outside the BBC broadcasting house, is featuring in Historic England’s new ‘I am London’ exhibition. The exhibition aims to explore London’s identity through prism of its inhabitants and historic buildings. He will join a diverse range of other Londoners including Professor Lord Robert Winston, a beefeater, a 7/7 paramedic and a DJ, all of whom are sharing their own experiences of the city by selecting an historic place or building that is particularly significant to them.
On November 25th, the Big Issue Foundation’s annual Big Sleep Out is taking place in St. John’s Church, Waterloo. 100 brave Big Issue Foundation supporters will be huddling down to sleep in this safe but uncomfortable space, following an evening of discussion, performances and film screenings. The evening aims to give interested supporters a better understanding of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness, while raising funds to support Big Issue vendors to take control over their own lives.
As part of last month’s hugely popular Ride London event, some of our toughest supporters spent Sunday 31st July completing the challenging Surrey-100 (a 100 mile ride through the Surrey hills).
Want to find out more about the approaching London to Paris cycle challenge? Come along to our information evening on Thursday 18th August!
You may have heard about our upcoming London to Paris Challenge in which a team of dedicated fundraisers will be burning up the tarmac on a 4 -day cycling trip from London to Paris to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.
Be a part of The Big Issue Foundations tenth anniversary London to Paris cycle challenge and tackle homelessness along the way.
Following the cycling fever surrounding the recent Tour De France, we have just announced our London to Paris cycle ride taking place next year on 19th-23rd April next year. The London to Paris ride will be particularly special this year as it is the 10th anniversary of this challenge, meaning a decade of fundraising whilst on two wheels.
We have just launched our Summer Appeal in hope to make it a summer to remember for over 1,600 Big Issue vendors across the UK. The appeal is calling on supporters to invest in a Big Issue vendor today to empower them to reach their goals and aspirations for the future. Be it a place to call home, overcoming actions, returning to education, gaining employment, starting a new business or reconnecting with society, family and loved ones.
Within the last few months we have hosted Vendor Day experiences for Freshfields, RBS, CEB Global, Dunnhumby and Wellcome Trust. Our vendor days offer unique opportunities for participants to experience our work, meet our people and understand our approach, which often prompts them to reflect on their own prior judgments and perceptions.
The Utopia Fair took place in Somerset House in June in order to celebrate the diverse cultures of the 21st century and the collective community we have all across the UK. The areas represented at the fair included places such as New Castle, Scotland, Sheffield, Brighton, Merthyr Tydfil and Doncaster. A collection of stalls were set up to share a little taste of each culture and spread the range of lifestyles across the public.