Following allot of our friends running the London Marathon and doing so well in raising money for their causes we wanted to put ourselves to raising money for a charity that we both support.
A safe home is something everyone should have and some people just need a helping hand to get them going in the right direction.
The Big Issue foundation appeals to us because they are not a handout charity, they actively encourage their clients to make a better life for themselves and in order to do so they use charity money to open avenues up for people so that they can work themselves out of poverty. This could be money for a passport so that a client has ID to get a bank account so that they can get a job. Or a bus ticket to go to an interview.
We are going to try and host some fundraisers which we hope will be allot of fun and different so please watch this space.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and as always thank you for your support.
Chris and Rob xxx
Our vision is to end poverty and exclusion. The Big Issue Foundation is not funded by magazine sales and 98% of our work is funded through voluntary donations. It is only because of the generosity, commitment and belief from our supporters that we are able to do our work, which is to connect vendors with the specialist services and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives.