Walk 10,000 steps day for a week in the Big Step Challenge

No matter where you are in the country, or even the world, now’s your time to get involved and support Big Issue vendors. Join The Big Step Challenge from 10-16th September, walk 10,000 steps each day and raise £100 help Big Issue vendors take positive steps forward.

The return of The Big Step Challenge means that all you need to get fundraising is a pedometer on your phone or watch, and a comfy pair of shoes! All you need to do is…

  • Sign up here for just £5 and complete your registration online. This just takes a minute!
  • Set up your fundraising page once you’ve registered and check out these handy tips for gaining sponsorship
  • Track your progress – Link your page with apps like Strava or MapMyFitness, or connect to your FitBit
  • Walk 10k steps a day from 10-16th September and raise your £100 sponsorship

The last Big Step Challenge raised over £10,000 to ensure more Big Issue vendors can access the housing, healthcare and financial services they need to work towards their personal goals. You can help us smash this total by inviting your friends, family and colleagues to get involved, no matter where they are in the world! The last Big Step Challenge saw participants taking part from as far away as Australia and America- where will you be taking part from? Head to twitter and use the hashtag #BigStepChallenge to let us know!

Inspirational Big Issue vendor Garry is currently embarking on his own challenge alongside the Big Step Challenge, getting in his 10,000 steps (and many more!) by walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

He says “It’s about letting people know that there’s a big problem with social exclusion and poverty and, even though I’m homeless myself, I just want to make a small difference. I know that £2,000 isn’t a huge amount of money but the money I can raise for the Big Issue Foundation helps give people the chance to try and better their lives.”

If you want to walk in solidarity with vendors like Garry across the country, sign up to the Big Step Challenge today for just £5.

Any questions? Please visit our FAQ’s or alternatively, feel free to contact us via email at events@bigissue.com or call 0207 526 3456.

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