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THE BIG ISSUE - Founder John Bird & his story

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Event Type: Business
Venue: Eversheds, Kett House, 1 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JY
Date: 14th May, 2013
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
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The Big Issue was launched in 1991 by Gordon Roddick and John Bird in response to the growing number of rough sleepers on the streets of London. The two set out to address the problem of homelessness by offering homeless people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income; to ‘help them to help themselves’.


Twenty years on the organisation has helped thousands of vulnerable people to take control of their lives, and currently works with around 2000 homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK and last year alone they put more than £5million in the pockets of our vendors, releasing them from a dependence on hand-outs and providing an alternative to begging.


JCI Cambridge welcomes John Bird to Cambridge for the first time, where he will tell his story and explain why more people should look at setting up more social enterprises!


This is going to be a popular event, so please do register early to avoid disappointment!


What to expect at this event:-

  • Beer / Wine & Food
  • Free Parking
  • Young Professional in their 20's and 30's
  • Make new connections with other like-minded people from Cambridge