UK

Prince Harry To Make Appearance At We Day

28/02/2014 16:06 GMT | Updated 28/02/2014 16:59 GMT

Prince Harry will be making an appearance at We Day next week.

The Prince, whose own charities Sentebale and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, are both involved with helping children and young people, will address the audience at the UK’s debut global youth empowerment event on 7 March at Wembley Arena.

prince harry

He will speak to 12,000 young people at the event organised by charity Free The Children and join other speakers and performers including Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Hudson, former US vice president Al Gore, Evanna Lynch, Birdy, Glee’s Jacob Artist, Clive Owen and newly added former Manchester United and England football player Gary Neville amongst others.

Students can't buy a ticket for the Wembley bonanza, they must earn it through making a commitment to undertake at least one local and one global charitable act of their choice as part of the year-long We Act programme.

Craig Kielburger, who co-founded Free The Children with his brother Marc in 1995 when he was just 12, said: 'When I was young and wanted to make a difference in the world, there wasn't much out there to support my dreams. I was told I was too young to make a difference.

'That's what We Day provides young people today - a platform to learn about local and global issues, take action and celebrate the meaningful contribution they're making to better our world.

'We are absolutely thrilled to bring We Day to the UK for the first time and hope with the help of students across the country we can continue to make positive change locally in the UK and globally."

The event will be streamed live on AOL UK.

Free The Children is AOL UK's charity of choice for 2014. AOL UK is the charity's digital media partner for We Day, which boasts Virgin Atlantic and Barclays as its lead sponsors.