We are a group of students and staff from The Norwood School and we have been inspired to fundraise for the Big Issue. This is in part because we are currently reading Stone Cold, a novel about the experiences of a homeless teenager. We have also had a visit and a talk from Stephen Roberts, the CEO of the Big Issue, who discussed the work the charity does.
We will be taking part in a night walk around the area of our school after school on Friday 13th October and will be walking for 7.5 miles. We will be walking in the cold (and possibly the rain as well!) to remind ourselves of what many less fortunate people have to experience on a regular basis.
The Big Issue Foundation is not funded by magazine sales and 98% of their work is funded through voluntary donations. It is only because of the generosity, commitment and belief from supporters that they are able to do their work, which is to connect vendors with the specialist services and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives.
Please support our fundraising efforts and give what you can!