New Year, New Challenge!

Fancy a challenge to work towards in 2018? Whether you want to get fit and active, set yourself a new goal or raise money for charity, join the Big Issue Foundation team this year!

On 2nd March, we’ll be leading over 350 Big Issue Foundation supporters across London on the Big Night Walk. With personal insights from Big Issue vendors past and present as well as a unique 13 mile route taking in the iconic sites of the capital, this is a Friday night with a difference and it is not to be missed! One 2017 participant called the event an ‘incredible, inspiring, thought-provoking and a definite would do it again event’ , so make sure that you get signed up soon as this event always sells out in advance! You can register today here for just £25 or even better yet, get together a team of over 5 for a discounted registration fee of £20 each with an individual fundraising target of £250 per person.

Can’t get to London, but still want to get walking for the Big Issue Foundation? This year, we’re excited to introduce our brand new event The Big Step Challenge! As a virtual event, you can take place from anywhere in the country, or even the world, simply by using your phone or computer. All you need to do is walk 10,000 steps a day from 12-25th March 2018 and fundraise £100 while you do. You’ll still be raising money for our vital work, you’ll still receive a medal (and even a t shirt if you sign up soon!) and you’ll still be a much appreciated member of The Big Issue Foundation Team- from wherever you are! Find out more here and sign up for just £5. 

Fancy getting involved but without the walking- how about sleeping instead? We’re joining in with the Bristol Sleep Out as part of the annual Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week. Spend a night under the stars for a small taste of a night without shelter- whilst this isn’t representative of homelessness, the money you raise will go directly to our work with Big Issue vendors in the Bristol area and help more vendors take positive steps away from a life of poverty and exclusion. Find out more and sign up here!

If you’re looking even further into the year, we have recently confirmed that our Big London Sleep Out will take place on Friday 16th November 2018 at the Kia Oval, after an incredible 2017 Big Sleep Out hosted there. Prepare your thermals, cardboard and a sleeping bag, and get fundraising for your night outside in the cold of winter. Registration isn’t open yet, but register your interest here and you’ll be the first to be notified when registration goes live!

Fancy something else completely? Have a watch of our brand new film showcasing our events or head over to our events area to find out how you can raise money for the Big Issue Foundation!

Here's what former Big Issue vendor turned top selling author James Bowen (minus Bob!) has to say about it...