Big Issue Vendor Grows a Beard to raise money for TBIF

Richard sells the Big Issue in Birchington-On-Sea and decided to fundraise for The Big Issue Foundation by growing a beard for the charity. Richard decided to do this activity to give something back to The Big Issue Foundation.

“If I hadn’t  got involved in The Big Issue when I did, I wouldn’t be here now’… I have a roof over my head again after many years of homelessness. “ You can read Richard’s full story here.

Richard has been growing his beard since the start of April, in time for Christmas. Richard is now looking very festive with his long beard and Santa Hat. Huge thanks to Richard for his support and you can see the pictures of his beard developments throughout the year below, thanks to photographer Sheradon Dublin (

You can sponsor Richard for his fundraising challenge here: