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.
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
Love stories, corporate placements and vendors acting as documentary photographers: it’s all happening at The Big Issue Foundation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 near Blackfriars, London, on Thursday 23rd April. Come along to hear about the preparation, schedule and route for the challenge. You may also meet some potential ride-buddies. Hear from the CEO of The Big Issue Foundation; meet Pat, a Big Issue vendor who is joining the ride; and hear from Joe, a former Big Issue vendor who now works at the law firm after a placement that TBIF organised. Book your information evening place here.
Our support would not be possible without your support – Foreword from our CEO
Imagine, for a moment, the things you might lose on your journey to the streets. The very things that help you hold it together, that are precious, are but distant memories. Imagine then that you decide to start your own business, to trade your way back into the world, reclaim what you can of your past and start to build for your new future.
Held once a year around all of our offices in the UK, Aspirations Week is just one example of The Big Issue Foundation’s work to inspire our vendors helping them move forward. It is a dedicated week for encouraging Big Issue vendors to think about their personal long-terms goals and for us the Foundation to encourage, motivate and inspire our vendors to achieve more. We equip our vendors with the tools and information on how to achieve these.