News

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

Wednesday, 29th June 2016

Bath vendor and Chef Ian Duff’s social enterprise Duff Cooks provided a fantastic buffet for a birthday party at St Mary’s the Virgin in Bathwick last weekend.

The buffet party was to celebrate the 70th birthday of Peter Graham, who contacted Duff Cooks after seeing Ian’s recent interview on BBC Points West.  Peter said “I have been receiving thank you emails all day and everybody has commented on the good buffet.”

Wednesday, 29th June 2016

Year on year we capture the service highlights from our front line team which draws special attention to their personal and emotional experiences regarding what struck them the most during the year. Each step that each vendor takes in their journey away from homelessness represents a huge achievement.

Wednesday, 29th June 2016

On Friday 25th November we are hosting The Big Sleep Out, your opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and get a glimpse of the cold and uncomfortable realities of sleeping rough.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016

A little while back we put a call out for anyone who could donate a bike Big Issue vendor, Pat. This was so that he could fulfil his dream of taking part in our London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge.  Pat manages the distribution point at Oxford Circus and has supported the Big Issue Foundation at lots of our events, including London Marathon fundraising events and walking the Big Night Walk twice to share his story.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Love stories, corporate placements and vendors acting as documentary photographers: it’s all happening at The Big Issue Foundation

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

Surely there’s only one way to celebrate a 21st birthday? – by jumping from the sky!

This October, The Big Issue Foundation turns 21 and to mark this momentous occasion, we’re organising a great big skydive.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

In September, Bournemouth mental health specialist Melissa Scott will be scaling Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for The Big Issue Foundation.

As a specialist worker with Bournemouth’s Big Issue vendors, Melissa has seen first-hand the positive outcomes from the Big Issue Foundation’s work in her area and has decided to raise money herself to help more of her local homeless community.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

The weather might be cooling down come October, but our fundraising events will keep you warm. Our exciting fundraising challenges include Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 9th October 2016, Big Birthday Skydive on 15th October 2016 and The Big Sleep Out on 25th November 2016.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

It’s National Walking Month! (yes, there is such a thing!)

This gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you about some of the walking challenges we have coming up in our fundraising calendar.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

At the beginning of June, Volunteers’ Week will celebrate the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Here at The Big Issue Foundation, we couldn’t run our charity fundraising events without the help we get from our team of hard-working and dedicated volunteers and we want to say a massive THANK YOU to each and every one of you.

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