News

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.

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Our corporate partner Wellcome has a new in-house Big Issue vendor, Donato.

This is part of our corporate vendor placement programme; a fantastic scheme that places Big Issue vendors within a host organisation once a week.

Friday, 8th June 2018

With the launch of our biggest Big Sleep Out in Big Issue Foundation history, we’re looking for corporate partners who want to help make this event the best that it can be. Do you own or work in a company which would like to support Big Issue vendors to access more opportunities to move away from poverty and exclusion?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Monday, 4th June 2018

We are absolutely thrilled that our partnership with Southampton Football Club/Saints Foundation won gold for the Sports Innovation Award at the prestigious Sports Business Awards 2018 last Friday.

This is primarily focused around the opportunities the club has offered Big Issue vendors including vendors selling a special edition of The Big Issue magazine.

Thursday, 31st May 2018

Cyclist Mike Durham is completing a 1,000-mile ride in memory of his late stepfather whilst fundraising for The Big Issue Foundation. The challenge will take Mike from Land’s End to John O’Groats over a strenuous 12 day adventure, climbing over 48,000ft - the equivalent height of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro combined!

Friday, 25th May 2018

We are excited to announce that the Big Sleep Out is back and bigger than ever!

Due to increasing popularity, we will be hosting two Big Sleep Outs across London this autumn as part of the biggest Big Sleep Out in Big Issue Foundation history.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

We are absolutely ecstatic that our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' has won bronze at The Charity Film Awards. Thank you so very much for all those who supported us and voted; we are truly grateful!

Gisele Ryan, our wonderful trustee and director of our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' represented us at the Charity Film Awards.

Thursday, 10th May 2018

We are thrilled that Degard is donating 10% of their proceeds from the beautiful Art Exhibition 'Celebrities and Icons?' at the Signet Contemporary Art 378 Kings Road London SW3.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018

We were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of much loved Big Issue vendor Kevin Headley. The 52-year-old who sold the magazine outside Hackey Wick overground station for many years died on 5th May 5 following a suspected heart attack.

Thursday, 26th April 2018

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 1,150 mile trek.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

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.

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