News

Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation. Keep up to date with our charity work to help people overcome the poverty of their situations, escape the streets and journey towards a better life. 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 and the work that you enable us to undertake.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018

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.

Monday, 23rd April 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.

Friday, 20th April 2018

Discover what home means to you, on a journey through the ages of life.

Author and Big Issue Foundation supporter Jennifer Kavanagh, has created a board game ‘The Journey Home’ and has kindly chosen to donate 50% of the profits to The Big Issue Foundation.

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

This year The Big Issue Foundation is celebrating its 23rd birthday and we’re celebrating with The Big Birthday Sky Dive on 19th September 2018!

We’re looking for brave people to participate in this fantastic experience, fundraising as you go to support our work with Big Issue vendors like Matthew, who received bespoke support from The Big Issue Foundation to help him move forward away from poverty and exclusion.

Monday, 16th April 2018

The Big Issue Foundation are excited to announce a new addition to our London Marathon team- LA High Court Judge Craig Mitchell.

An avid supporter of empowering people who are homeless, Judge Craig Mitchell coaches a long – distance running club made up of residents of LA’s infamous Skid Row.

Thursday, 12th April 2018

We are thrilled that our partnership with Southampton Football Club has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Sports Innovation Award at the Sports Business Awards 2018.

This is primarily focused around the opportunities the club has offered Big Issue vendors. This includes vendors selling a special edition of The Big Issue magazine (as part of the match day programme) at the first match of the season as well as four Big Issue vendors going on to secure jobs at the club following their participation in the Saints Foundation employability programme.

Monday, 9th April 2018

Today we are launching our first ever online raffle to help raise vital funds for our work.

By playing The Big Issue Foundation's Spring Raffle, you'll have the chance to win up to £500 cash!

Friday, 6th April 2018

We're so pleased to announce that our first ever virtual event, The Big Step Challenge has been a huge success! Our fantastic participants raised over £10,000 which will help us to continue providing bespoke support for Big Issue vendors to move away from poverty and exclusion.

Thursday, 29th March 2018

Recently we were forced to cancel our biggest event of the year The Big London Night walk due to heavy snowfall. Since then, we have been overwhelmed with the support we have received from determined participants who have completed their own walks.

Thursday, 22nd March 2018

A team of staff and residents from the Winchester Churches Nightshelter are proudly taking part in The Big Issue Foundation’s Big Step Challenge, and we are so grateful!

The Big Step Challenge is our first ever virtual event where supporters can take part from anywhere in the country, using their phone, computer or fitness tracker.

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