04 January, 2012

World Hunger DayAs many of you know, 2011 was an amazing year for The Hunger Project UK with the launch of our World Hunger Day initiative.

Almost 5000 people attended our two key events during the year – Dionne Warwick & Friends and The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis & Friends.

These truly inspiring ‘happenings’ proved beyond doubt that working in partnership with hugely talented people from the world of music and dance is a really powerful way of engaging with people and raising funds for the sustainable end of hunger and poverty.

Finally we’ve been able to make a considerable noise in the media too >>> Media Coverage

For me, the icing on the cake was seeing corporate sponsors stepping up in increasing numbers to support our projects and also creating opportunities for children and adults from primary school age to well beyond 80 to use their talents as performers and volunteers to make things happen.

Ethiopia | Children in our Epicentre School, JalduThe Hunger Project’s work continues to flourish globally on a ratio of 300 staff and 375,000 volunteers, the vast majority are living in the very poorest rural communities on earth themselves.

As you know, we currently only have two part-time staff in the UK and it thrills me to see what can be achieved by applying the same ratios of resourcing for what we are building here in the UK.

Take a quick look at our year in pictures for 2011 and see just a few highlights of what’s been going on! Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far and, if you haven’t yet….well now is the time as we launch our ambitious plans for growth in 2012!

Coming up in 2012

Join Team Hunger on May 12-13 for a 100km endurance Walk, Jog or Run or at the end of June you might perhaps enjoy cycling in the moonlight from London to Brighton?

Also, please make a date in your diary to join us for our main Celebration Event on World Hunger Day 2012, which this year has moved to 28 May.

Dionne Warwick & Friends including an International All Star Cast along with our dear friends from The London Community Gospel Choir, the full orchestra of Southbank Sinfonia and the newly created World Hunger Day Choir will be headlining our most ambitious event yet.

Please make sure you save the date and book your tickets to join an anticipated audience of almost 6,000 people in the inspiring surrounding of the Royal Albert Hall.

Together we can end Hunger and Poverty for good.

Happy New Year!


World Hunger Day 2011 Finale