“Everybody agrees that this sort of heatwave has been made many many times more likely by climate change. We’ve taken this decision because of the extremity of the situation,” said Gabriel Carlyle, an organiser of the protest.
“It’s not lost on anybody, but as the organiser of something you feel responsible for what other people might do.”
When most people think about the Big Issue, they think of vendors selling the Big Issue magazines on the streets – and we are immensely proud of this. In 2022 alone, we worked with 10% more vendors and these vendors earned £3.76 million in collective income. There is much more to the work we do at the Big Issue Group, our mission is to create innovative solutions through enterprise to unlock opportunity for the 14million people in the UK living in poverty.