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.
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.
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.
In 2017, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched a campaign to end rough sleeping in London. For the first time he has brought together 18 homelessness charities including The Big Issue Foundation to form a new coalition – the London Homelessness Charities Group (LHCG) – who all provide vital services for rough sleepers.
The Big Issue Foundation is proud to be one of the charities supporting whatCharity - a new platform launching today aiming to make it easier for the public to find the charities they wish to support.
Doing good shouldn’t be complicated and with this in mind, innovative platform whatCharity will launch on 15th March with a special What (London) Charity initiative. Answering the strong public demand to find new charities to work with, improve transparency and engagement, and meet the rising interest in social impact - the fully mobile responsive site will provide efficiency, improve trust and deliver a smarter solution to charitable giving.
Have you missed out on a ballot place for The Prudential Ride London, or fancy a new challenge? Well there’s great news, we have a limited amount of charity places to fill for this year’s ride and we’d love to have you on our team, fundraising for The Big Issue Foundation.
If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot, you’re still welcome to join our team – you’ll get all the same benefits including a Big Issue cycling jersey, support and advice for your fundraising, and a top quality cheering team on the day!
Our brand new virtual event, The Big Step Challenge has begun! We’re still welcoming sign ups so join today here and take part in as much of the 2 week time period as you can.
The Big Step Challenge is a virtual event, which means you can take part wherever you are in the world. All you need is a phone or computer to monitor your progress. We’re challenging you to walk 10,000 steps a day for two weeks, raising £100 whilst doing so to ensure a positive future for more Big Issue vendors. Whether walking to work or walking the dog, your steps will be helping to end poverty and exclusion for our Big Issue vendors.
We are delighted that The Big Issue Shop is selling a limited edition of the best entries from The Great British Postcard Competition - with profits to The Big Issue Foundation. So do buy your set of beautifully presented postcards now!
For over 150 years, Britain has cherished the postcard in all its many forms. From saucy seaside scenes to architectural icons, the postcard is the staple souvenir of any Brit’s holiday.
We were delighted to recently introduce Big Issue vendor Steve Taylor to the team at Northern Trust as he commences his corporate placement.
Steve will be selling the Big Issue magazine in the staff restaurant and during quieter times he will be developing and learning skills, relevant to his aspirations for the future.