Big Issue Foundation volunteer Sarah

Sarah’s Story

In 2015, I moved to Bristol to start my undergraduate studies. It was a shock to the system in many ways: the concept of all-night…


Fundraiser takes on incredible 1,000 mile cycle challenge

Cyclist Mike Durham is completing a 1,000-mile ride in memory of his late stepfather whilst fundraising for The Big Issue Foundation. The challenge will take Mike from Land’s End to John O’Groats over a strenuous 12 day adventure, climbing over 48,000ft – the equivalent height of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro combined!


Winner at the Charity Film Awards

We are absolutely ecstatic that our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' has won bronze at The Charity Film Awards. Thank you so very much for all those who supported us and voted; we are truly grateful!

Gisele Ryan, our wonderful trustee and director of our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' represented us at the Charity Film Awards.


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.