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Monday, 4th September 2017

Every year on this day charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people.

To honour the important work that these many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration – hence the birth of 5th of September. The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This choice commemorates the tireless work that Mother Teresa did by devoting her whole life to charity work.

Friday, 18th August 2017

Oxford City Council has become the first council in Oxfordshire, and one of only eleven Local Authorities in England, to receive a the National Practitioner Support Service ‘Gold Standard’ top award for its efforts in preventing and tackling homelessness in the city.

The programme, based on a national assessment framework, involves ten challenges, all aimed at promoting good practice and ensuring services are fit for purpose.

Tuesday, 15th August 2017

The Big Issue Foundation has just launched an exciting new challenge: The Vendor Day Experience. Exchange your suit for the iconic red Big Issue jacket and become a Big Issue vendor for the day. Try your hand at selling The Big Issue magazine alongside one of our inspirational Big Issue vendors in London's cold facing financial district. 

 

Friday, 11th August 2017

On Tuesday four footballers swapped their football kit for a Big Issue vendor tabard this week as they took to the streets of Winchester to sell the special edition Saints magazine to launch the new partnership between Southampton FC and The Big Issue Group.

Thursday, 10th August 2017

An exciting new partnership was launched this week between Southampton FC and The Big Issue Foundation!

Serena Crisp, Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy for The Big Issue Foundation, was looking to expand our partnerships beyond the traditional corporate setting and sports seemed like an ideal field to create opportunities for Big Issue vendors as well as raise awareness for The Big Issue group. Serena was able to cultivate a relationship with Southampton Football Club which has led to an ongoing partnership with their charitable arm, the Saints Foundation.

Friday, 4th August 2017

Do you have a local Big Issue seller who brightens up your morning? A hardworking vendor who is out earning a living come rain or shine who you think should be recognised more?

We want to hear stories from across the UK of what makes your vendor special and unique. We want to build a great collection that will tell the nation how important these individuals are.

Friday, 4th August 2017

Last weekend, Weston-super-Mare celebrated its fourth annual Pride festival and the Big Issue Foundation were there to support this celebration of equality and diversity.

Two service brokers, Martha and Lewis, along with two vendors went along to support the LGBT+ community and set up a stall to raise awareness of the Big Issue and the Foundation, giving out information on our work and chatting with people about how they can support us.

Friday, 28th July 2017

This week, the House of Lords received some very special guests when Lord John Bird, Big Issue Founder, invited vendors from across the country to a special reception at Parliament.

The reception saw Big Issue vendors, staff, friends and supporters come together for an afternoon.

Thursday, 27th July 2017

Big Issue founder and cross-bencher at the House of Lords John Bird has taken a fresh stand against one of the main causes of poverty this summer as he launched his private members only bill (The Credit Worthiness Bill) aimed at making reasonable credit more accessible for renters.

Thursday, 27th July 2017

Last month The Big Issue Foundation acknowledged the success of the Roma drop-in service that began in early 2017 alongside our project partners SARI. By throwing a celebration dedicated to Roma culture, heritage and history we intended to acknowledge the incredible contributions to the community from Bristol’s Roma Population.

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