An unbelievable busy time at The Big Issue Foundation around the UK has seen education, awards, volunteering, photography and much much more.
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
Richard sells the Big Issue in Birchington-On-Sea and decided to fundraise for The Big Issue Foundation by growing a beard for the charity. Richard decided to do this activity to give something back to The Big Issue Foundation.
“If I hadn’t got involved in The Big Issue when I did, I wouldn’t be here now’… I have a roof over my head again after many years of homelessness. “ You can read Richard’s full story here.
As part of our Christmas campaign designed and delivered for free by 21st Century Advertising agency Fold7, we are delighted to make our festive eCard available to everyone!
Last Friday night saw over 80 supporters travel down to St John’s Church in Waterloo, London, from all over the UK and beyond to take part in our fifth annual Big London Sleep Out. You can see pictures of the night in our photo gallery. The supporters spent their night on the cold floor of St John’s Church in order to omplete their fundraising challenge.
Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation kindly took some time out of his day to chat to Melita, co-producer of ‘Sleeping Rough‘, about homelessness, what everyday people can do to help and what he thinks of our concept. Take a look at what he had to say…
We are here to help people climb up from rock bottom – Foreword for our CEO, Stephen Robertson
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’, an old playground response to verbal bullying; a brave retort to those who wish to put you down, to punish you for something that comes from perceived difference and fear.
Too frequently these differences stem from poverty, no money and poor life experiences leading to poor choices, addictions and mental health challenges, obstacles that can often mean that the only way is down.
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #givingTuesday! A chance to give something back after all that shopping! And it’s a day that reminds everyone it’s good to give – and encourages people to come together and share the goodwill.
That’s why this year, we’re asking supporters like you to get involved in #givingtuesday, by supporting our Winter appeal which features Big Issue vendor Paul, who will be going back to Leicester to spend Christmas with my family for the 1st time in over two years.
On Saturday 12th November, Hobbycraft stores all over the UK hosted a Big Knitathon in aid of The Big Issue Foundation.
Hobbycraft stores held knitting and crocheting sessions throughout the day, for a donation, as well as hosting cake sales for the charity.
Friday the 28th saw progress being made towards some much needed landmark legislation aimed at reducing homelessness.
Bob Blackman's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its crucial second reading in the House of Commons, without a single vote against it…
If passed, the bill place a new duty on councils to prevent the homelessness of anyone eligible for assistance within 56 days, regardless of their “priority need” status. Single people are not typically regarded as priority need by local authorities.
Big Issue vendor Rose has always loved knitting and decided this year was the time to use her skills and knowledge of online knitting communities to get involved and give something back to help other Big Issue vendors.
Rose has been spreading the word about The Big Knitathon on knitting website Ravelry and has even started her own group which she would love people to join here.