WE Day UK 2020 returned for its seventh year, following a successful first regional WE Day in Nottingham in 2019, bringing together young change-makers from across the nation to celebrate their achievements and inspire a new generation to change the world.
Over 13,000 young people assembled at the SSE Wembley Arena in London to hear inspirational speeches and energising performances from the biggest talent in sport, entertainment and established and emerging thought leaders from around the globe.
Lord Verjee addressed the crowd with Unilever’s Kees Kruythoff, identifying what makes a hero and how to inspire others. Lead by host Leona Lewis, the star-studded line up included Lewis Hamilton, Idris Elba, Margaret Trudeau, Ella Grace and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Jamie Oliver and Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Bella Ramsey from the hit TV series Game of Thrones – the latter having attended WE Day UK with her school in previous years.
The thousands of young social activists also heard from inspirational speakers, including Alexandra Adams, the UK’s first hearing and sight impaired junior doctor, Syrian refugee athlete, Yusra Mardini, and climate activist, Noga Levy-Rapoport.
The Rumi Foundation is proud of its continued support for this fantastic organisation and looks forward to expanding its reach throughout the UK and empowering and connecting a new generation of change-makers.