Now the weekend has passed, we are welcoming back our London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge team, who arrived back in London on Monday evening. The team of 14 departed London on Saturday morning, beginning their challenge by cycling to Harwich, the northern most coastal town within Essex.
Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation, keeping you up to date with our charity work to help people who are homeless across the UK. Whether it’s a message from our CEO, the stories from the streets or the wide range of charity events we have throughout the year, here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised for the less fortunate in the UK
Want to find out more about the approaching London to Paris cycle challenge? Come along to our information evening in London on Monday 7th November!
You may have heard about our upcoming London to Paris Challenge in which a team of dedicated fundraisers will be burning up the tarmac on a 4 day cycling trip from London to Paris to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.
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We are pleased to announce that we will be launching the registration for The Big Night Walk 2017, taking place in March, next week! After the success of this year’s event, we are delighted to announce that it is returning for the seventh time!
This year we had more interest in the walk than ever before so are expecting the 300 spaces to fill up fast in 2017. We are encouraging those people who want to join us on the walk to register quickly to secure their places and avoid disappointment. The night promises to be a Friday night like no other, so don’t miss out!
Since our appeal launched last month our supporters have raised just over £7,000 to support Big Issue vendors across the UK, empowering them to reach their goals and aspirations for the future. It’s a great achievement so far and we join Big Issue vendors across the UK, in thanking everyone who has supported us in these uncertain times.
The Big Issue Foundation in Birmingham are jointly working within the No Wrong Door network by offering taster sessions to people who are interested in becoming a Big Issue vendor. They offer individual support to get anyone who is facing poverty and exclusion the opportunity to be license to be a legitimate vendor.
George, who usually sells the Big Issue outside the BBC broadcasting house, is featuring in Historic England’s new ‘I am London’ exhibition. The exhibition aims to explore London’s identity through prism of its inhabitants and historic buildings. He will join a diverse range of other Londoners including Professor Lord Robert Winston, a beefeater, a 7/7 paramedic and a DJ, all of whom are sharing their own experiences of the city by selecting an historic place or building that is particularly significant to them.
On November 25th, the Big Issue Foundation’s annual Big Sleep Out is taking place in St. John’s Church, Waterloo. 100 brave Big Issue Foundation supporters will be huddling down to sleep in this safe but uncomfortable space, following an evening of discussion, performances and film screenings. The evening aims to give interested supporters a better understanding of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness, while raising funds to support Big Issue vendors to take control over their own lives.
As part of last month’s hugely popular Ride London event, some of our toughest supporters spent Sunday 31st July completing the challenging Surrey-100 (a 100 mile ride through the Surrey hills).
Want to find out more about the approaching London to Paris cycle challenge? Come along to our information evening on Thursday 18th August!
You may have heard about our upcoming London to Paris Challenge in which a team of dedicated fundraisers will be burning up the tarmac on a 4 -day cycling trip from London to Paris to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.