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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. 

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Trek Star

Last year, vendor Garry Buchan decided to show his thanks for The Big Issue Foundation's support by undertaking a 190-mile walk in Scotland. This year, he has set himself an even more ambitious goal …

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Summer News from around the country

Read all about our latest Summer news around the country…a card reader pilot, CV support, an MP selling the Big Issue, the media spotlight, and the death of a much-loved vendor.