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We’ve teamed up with The Big Issue to help support vendors over Christmas

By Virgin TV Edit

Christmas is a time for giving. That’s why we’re giving away 25 show-stopping gifts across 25 days for Virgin Media customers. But that’s not all. This December, each lucky winner will also be able to spread their own bit of festive cheer in this toughest of years by giving £1,000 to a Big Issue project in their local area.


There’s no doubt 2020 has been a year like no other, and throughout the 29-year history of The Big Issue, there has never been such a dramatic drop in footfall on the UK’s high streets. For vendors – some of the most vulnerable members of society – the impact of the pandemic has devastated their only source of income, with an inability to sell The Big Issue.

Urgent appeal: support Big Issue vendors facing a Christmas crisis

Tier 4 restrictions have hit our nation’s high streets and once again prevented vendors from selling the magazines in our communities, wiping out the income of more than 1,200 Big Issue vendors. Support The Big Issue’s urgent appeal for funds to help provide emergency food and housing costs and meet the emotional, health and wellbeing needs of members of your community facing a Christmas crisis like no other.

Please donate to The Big Issue Fund here

Donations will help provide emergency food stocks, support emotional wellbeing, housing and health needs, as well contributing to continued backing towards the development of new skills.


Head to our 25 Days of Christmas competition page to enter. You only need to enter once.

How else can you support The Big Issue?

If you’re unable to buy from your local vendors in person, you can subscribe to The Big Issue (print or digital), or you can donate directly here. The Big Issue relies on the generosity of the public, and is calling for support to help those that need it now, and the many that will in the future. Find out how else you can support The Big Issue here.


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