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.

Monday, 11th December 2017

After over 10 loyal and skilled years in the voluntary role of Chair of The Big Issue Foundation, Steve Round has stood down.

Steve said “Chairing the Big Issue Foundation for 10 years has not only been rewarding experience but a humbling one!  We have achieved a lot but we need to do more - not only supporting our vendors but addressing some of the causes of homelessness. Making the decision to step down was a hard one but is the right one as I leave the Foundation on very capable hands and enables me to concentrate on some of my work bringing finance to farmers in Africa”.

Thursday, 7th December 2017

This Christmas period the Bournemouth office chose a local vendor who really stood out to be acknowledged for their commitment. A very big well done to Bill Webb who has been awarded for his brilliant hard work and dedication.

The award recognises Bill’s outstanding support to The Big Issue foundation, his overall commitment, positive feedback from both shops and also public whilst selling his magazines on pitch.  Bill’s pitch is situated at the entrance to a large car park in Bournemouth where he has a fantastic relationship with the office staff who look after his tabard, magazines and his faithful canine companion Chloe’s water bowl.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017

On Tuesday 28th November, the world celebrated #GivingTuesday – the global day of giving – and The Big Issue Foundation got involved!

As ever, #givingtuesday dominated social media, becoming the top trend on Twitter in the UK from 8.30am and staying there for most of the day. Globally, the day received over 1 million social mentions resulting in over £200 million being donated to charities in over 150 countries!

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

On Friday 17th November, Big Issue Foundation supporters braved plummeting temperatures as they slept out in the stands of Oval Cricket ground – all to raise vital funds for our work with Big Issue vendors. The Big Sleep Out 2017 has already raised over £35,000 and was supported by Rant and Rave who also had a team sleeping out on the night.

Each chilly fundraiser who slept under the stars had a target of £350 to raise, and many are smashing their targets! Top individual fundraisers Rosie Carnall and James Hamilton are each soaring over £1,000 in sponsorship and the donations are still coming in.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

On Tuesday 28th November we are celebrating #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving where the world is encouraged to give back to their favourite charities.

We are encouraging our supporters to get involved by helping us raise funds and using their voice to spread the word of their favourite charities.

Monday, 6th November 2017

This festive season, we are encouraging you to get out and about and raise funds for The Big Issue Foundation by taking part in a virtual race!

A virtual race is a race that can take place wherever in the world you are, in your own time and at your own pace. You can walk, hike, use the treadmill, run outside or even log the miles during another race!

Thursday, 26th October 2017

The Big Issue Foundation was delighted to host an exclusive event, including a private viewing of the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Restless Shadow’, for our key supporters at the Charles Dickens Museum, on Thursday 19th October.

Thursday, 26th October 2017

Our Vendor Day film has been nominated for The Charity Film Awards. Please vote for us! The Charity Film Awards were created to demonstrate that in a modern world film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication tool box, to show that the common perception of charities’ video content is incorrect and to praise charitable video that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour.

Friday, 13th October 2017

Inspired by the book Stone Cold by Robert Swindells, staff and pupils at The Norwood School are organising their own Norwood Night Walk to fundraise for the Big Issue Foundation. The book follows the lives of two different characters, a newly-homeless 16 year old Link and Shelter, an ex-army officer, and is currently being read by year 8’s at The Norwood School.

Thursday, 12th October 2017

It’s been a year since George started his corporate placement at The Wellcome Trust. Today a year on, in an open letter to the staff at Wellcome, George shared his experiences over the last 12 months

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