Celebrating another incredible year of social action in communities across the UK, WE Day brought together over 12,000 students, teachers and community workers with some of the planet’s most renowned thought leaders and performers from the worlds of entertainment, business and politics. Among this year’s line-up were The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Naomi Campbell, Liam Payne and Nicole Scherzinger.
From ‘Me’ to ‘We’
Considered the hottest ticket in town, you can’t buy a ticket to WE Day. Every student attending has earned their way into this celebration of active citizenship by taking action on local and global issues of their choice from cyberbullying and food poverty to the environment and access to clean water and education. The day celebrates all those young people who help move the world from ‘me’ to ‘we’ – the very mantra of the WE Movement.
Lord Verjee was joined on stage by fellow co-chair and Unilever Home Care President, Kees Kruythoff, and musician and host Pixie Lott, to present the Get Doing awards for outstanding achievements. This year’s awards went to Adam Ramgoolie from St Paul’s School for his enthusiastic leadership in volunteering and youth advocacy, and Bella Goodman-Spears from Woodhouse College for her inspiring environmental campaign, WE Walk for Water.
WE Day 2019 took place on Wednesday 6th March. It was the sixth such event held in the UK. WE was set up by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger in Canada in 1995, and Lord Verjee chairs WE UK.