The Big Issue Foundation has partnered with the World’s Big Sleep Out to host their second official event in London. For one night only, on the 7th December, thousands of people will sleep out at events around the world to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness and displacement.
We are very excited to be part of this global campaign which aims to see an incredible 50,000 people sleeping out across 50 iconic towns and cities worldwide, including New York, Barcelona and New Delhi. The campaign is supported by internationally renowned actors Dame Helen Mirren and Will Smith, who will be recording a bed time story for all of the fantastic fundraisers!
Josh Littlejohn, founder of the World’s Big Sleep Out says ‘By collectively sacrificing our beds for one cold night we can reach out a hand of compassion and solidarity with those who need it most – homeless people on our doorsteps and refugees internationally.’
50% of fundraising from the event will go towards The Big Issue Foundation in order to help end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors and the other half will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.
The money raised for The Big Issue Foundation will help to ensure that Big Issue vendors like Bill are connected to vital support and specialist services that enable them to rebuild their lives and determine their own pathways to a better future.
Sleep out under the stars this December to support those who have no other choice and help to raise vital funds to support 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people in the UK and across the world.