UK Welcomes Its First WE Day Event. Ellie Goulding To Headline

27/01/2015 16:54 | Updated 20 May 2015

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For the first time since the annual event began in 2007, the UK will be hosting its own WE Day festival, organised by international charity Free the Children.

Confirmed so far for the Wembley event are chart-topping British songstress Ellie Goulding and actor Clive Owen. They will be joined by inspiring speakers including former US Vice President and star of An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore, business magnate Sir Richard Branson, and Paralympian Martine Wright. Pakistani schoolgirl turned education activist Malala Yousafzai will also be making an appearance.

WE Day marks the end of We Act, a year-long programme which Free the Children runs through schools with the goal of creating a generation of active, engaged citizens who have the motivation and skills to make a difference on a local and global level.

The day-long event on 7th March 2014 will bring together an audience of 12,000 young people and their supporters in London's Wembley Arena. The participating students and mentors will be joined by top celebrities and world-renowned speakers, who will take to the stage to celebrate the organisation's work and empower its members to become agents for social change.

More than 160,000 young people and their supporters will gather for WE Day events across the world this year, a powerful symbol of the movement's call for young people everywhere to work together to bring about positive change both in their local communities and on a global scale.

Sounds good? Tickets are normally only available to young people in the We Act program, but Parentdish is giving away four tickets to the event. For more details, and to enter, click here.


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