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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, or the voice of someone that actually spent time sleeping rough on the streets, here you can read all the latest from The Big Issue Foundation.

We run a wide range of charity events throughout the year, so here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised for the less fortunate in the UK. If you are considering volunteering for The Big Issue Foundation, then here you can also see some of the ways that people have raised money in the past to get people off the streets.

Stories from those who have been unfortunate enough to live on the street are also posted here, helping to give you an insight into the difficulties that our Big Issue vendors are faced with every day.

If you are inspired by any of the stories found here, why not donate to The Big Issue Foundation today? There is a range of ways that your money can be used to help those who are homeless across the UK take control of their lives.

Thursday, 17th March 2016

The London to Amsterdam cycle challenge is getting closer! From the 17th to 19th September 2016, fundraisers will be taking to the roads to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.

If you want to find out more, we are hosting an information evening in Moorgate, London on Monday 4th April in London. Come along to hear about the preparation, schedule and route for the challenge. You may also meet some potential ride-buddies. Also, we have invited former Big Issue vendor Dean to talk about his experience of doing the ride last year so you will get a first-hand account of what to expect. Book your information evening place here.

Thursday, 17th March 2016

This summer we have some exciting fundraising events in store – hopefully one or more of these will tickle your fancy!

Tuesday, 1st March 2016

This year’s Big London Night Walk is set to be the biggest yet, with over 300 people taking to the streets on Friday  11th March to complete a 12-mile route around central London, all in support of The Big Issue Foundation.

Sunday, 28th February 2016

Bill, a Big Issue vendor coordinator from Bournemouth is heading to London to take part in The Big London Night Walk to support his fellow Big Issue vendors across the country.

Sunday, 28th February 2016

She has also produced a booklet with photographs and biographies of each of the vendors. “The booklet features some of the most popular vendors in Bath and I think people will be interested to hear what they have to say, and to find out more about them," said Millie.

The photo exhibition which launched the evening of Tuesday, February 23 will run until Tuesday 1st of March, near the entrance to the Central Library, and you can view Millie’s photographs during library opening times. Millie will also hold a similar exhibition at Bath Abbey in April.

Sunday, 28th February 2016

We’ve started something new with these guys called Savoo…

Initially, it all sounded a bit too good to be true.

Sunday, 28th February 2016

You may remember Bill’s story, a Bournemouth vendor who spent six months living in a cave before using income from selling The Big Issue and accessing support from The Big Issue Foundation to turn his life around.

Bill’s journey has been at the centre of our winter major gift match funding initiative that aims to raise £120,000 from charitable trusts, corporate supporters, and major donors to support vendors across the nation.

Wednesday, 24th February 2016

Vendor Terry has now completed his 6 month placement at Freshfields Law Firm and has handed his corporate placement over to Easton.

This is Terry’s highlights depicting his time at Freshfields.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

The London to Amsterdam cycle challenge is back! From the 17th to 19th September 2016, fundraisers will be taking to the roads to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation. The 150 mile route is perfect for all levels of cycling enthusiast with professional cycling guides accompanying the group along the way.

To find out more, please join us for our information evening on Monday 4th April in London. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have, hear from former Big Issue vendor Dean (who completed the challenge last year) and meet some potential team mates.

Thursday, 18th February 2016

On the evening of Friday 11th March 2016, 300 walkers will undertake to complete a 12-mile route around central London, in support of The Big Issue Foundation.

The route of the Big London Night Walk will take in some of London’s most famous landmarks as well as showing walkers a very different side to our capital.

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