In Memory of Kevin Headley

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.


Tim’s story

After cycling from London to Amsterdam for The Big Issue Foundation in 2016, Tim took on his second fundraising challenge this year raising over £6,000 through the Husky…


Bristol vendor Garry trekking 1,150 miles for The Big Issue Foundation

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.


Last Orders For Bill

We are very happy to announce that Bournemouth vendor Bill is moving on to a new career as a brewery tour guide at Southbourne Ales!

A former British Army medic, Bill spent several months living in a cave and then walking along the coast with his dog Chloe before becoming part of the Big Issue family.


#TeamTBIF raises £13,000 from the London Marathon 2018

This weekend saw the hottest ever London Marathon take place with record temperatures of 24 degrees. We had 7 incredible participants running for #teamTBIF this year and they all crossed the finish line which is a HUGE achievement – especially in the hot weather conditions.


The Journey Home Game

Discover what home means to you, on a journey through the ages of life.

Author and Big Issue Foundation supporter Jennifer Kavanagh, has created a board game ‘The Journey Home’ and has kindly chosen to donate 50% of the profits to The Big Issue Foundation.


Big Birthday Sky Dive

This year The Big Issue Foundation is celebrating its 23rd birthday and we’re celebrating with The Big Birthday Sky Dive on 19th September 2018!

We’re looking for brave people to participate in this fantastic experience, fundraising as you go to support our work with Big Issue vendors like Matthew, who received bespoke support from The Big Issue Foundation to help him move forward away from poverty and exclusion.


Skid Row Marathon’s Judge Craig Mitchell joins marathon team

The Big Issue Foundation are excited to announce a new addition to our London Marathon team- LA High Court Judge Craig Mitchell.

An avid supporter of empowering people who are homeless, Judge Craig Mitchell coaches a long – distance running club made up of residents of LA’s infamous Skid Row.


A transformational partnership – now nominated for the Sports Business Awards 2018!

We are thrilled that our partnership with Southampton Football Club has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Sports Innovation Award at the Sports Business Awards 2018.

This is primarily focused around the opportunities the club has offered Big Issue vendors. This includes vendors selling a special edition of The Big Issue magazine (as part of the match day programme) at the first match of the season as well as four Big Issue vendors going on to secure jobs at the club following their participation in the Saints Foundation employability programme.