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World Homeless Day 10th October 2018

Just one day. World Homeless Day is on October 10th every year. There are load of things you can do to help those who are homeless to get involved from donating your lunch money, sleeping out in solidarity, signing up as a volunteer, supporting a Big issue vendor, to interacting with us on social media. Whatever you decide to do, you will make a real difference to the lives of Big Issue vendors struggling from homelessness, poverty and exclusion.

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50% off Big Sleep Out Registration

Participants can sign up to The Big London Sleep Out at The Kia Oval on Friday 16th November with the discount code TBIF50 for 50% off registration.

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Vendor David Martin is taking Big Steps to safeguard his health

Vendor David Martin is putting his best foot forward as he takes part in a charity challenge in support of The Big Issue Foundation.

The popular vendor, whose pitch is outside Tesco in Hammersmith, West London, is among the people hitting the streets for this year’s Big Step Challenge, starting on Monday 10 September.

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Big Issue Foundation supporter Harley Cottle

Harley’s Story

Harley took part in The Big Step Challenge by walking 10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks and raised an amazing £541.65 for Big Issue…

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What you have helped us achieve

The Big Issue Foundation works hard to support vendors. Here are some facts and figures that celebrate their steps forward. Over the last 12 months (April-March), your generous support enabled our network of Service Brokers to support over 1,050 Big Issue vendors to become financially independent and successfully re-integrate back into mainstream society. This resulted in 642 positive outcomes.

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Join Our First Ever Big Stadium Sleep Out

On Friday 30th November 2018, we will be hosting our inaugural Big Stadium Sleep Out with our partners, Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation.

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International Day of Charity 5th September 2018

Wednesday 5th of September marks the 6th International Day of Charity. Every year on this day charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of peopleYou can help us celebrate and raise awareness by donating money, signing up to an event, spreading the word by sharing our messages – education and giving are the essence of this special day.

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Walk 10,000 steps day for a week in the Big Step Challenge

Walk 10,000 steps a day from 10-16th September and raise £100 to help Big Issue vendors take positive steps forward. You can help us smash this total by inviting your friends, family and colleagues to get involved, no matter where they are in the world! The last Big Step Challenge saw participants taking part from as far away as Australia and America- where will you be taking part from? 

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The Summer Newsletter is out: Perfect Match

At The Big Issue Foundation, we know that each person’s journey is their own. The journey for us begins when someone chooses to become a newsagent without a shop, buying The Big Issue, investing their own cash into their stock and trading their way out of their situation. Vendors know each transaction is more than just a sale – customers help build your confidence and help you move forward.