Duke of Sussex to Attend WE Day UK

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The Duke of Sussex at Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, on January 14, 2019

THE DUKE OF SUSSEX TO ATTEND WE DAY UK

London

Wednesday 6th March, 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend WE Day UK, a global initiative to encourage young people to take part in positive social change.

Over 12,000 students and teachers who have made a difference in their local and global communities will attend WE Day UK at the SSE Arena in Wembley for a full day of educational speeches, inspirational moments and show-stopping performances.

His Royal Highness will give a speech in his capacity as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a new organisation launched last year. The Commonwealth Trust champions, funds and connects young leaders who are leading social purpose ventures around the world by giving them a platform that takes their work seriously, funds their work, shares and amplifies their ideas. The Duke of Sussex is a keen advocate for young people to be seen as leaders and equal partners in making the world a better place.

Other speakers and performers on the day include WE co-founders Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger; model, actress and activist, Naomi Campbell; model, self care and mental health activist, Iskra Lawrence; hit singer-songwriter, Liam Payne; Grammy-nominated singer, Nicole Scherzinger; singer-songwriter and BRIT Award-winner, Tom Walker, and more to be announced. Students attending WE Day cannot buy a ticket to the event; they have to 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 school citizenship programme. In the 2017/2018 school year, over 4,000 UK schools and groups volunteered over 860,000 hours and collected over 115,000 kilos of food for local foodbanks through WE Schools. Together, finding their passion for taking action on causes including homelessness, food security, the environment, education and access to clean water.

The Duke has previously spoken on the WE Day stage at WE Day Toronto, September 2017 and at WE Day UK, March 2014.

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