27 March, 2012
Co-Creators of World Hunger Day, Dionne Warwick and The Hunger Project UK’s Country Director, Tim Holder announce additional names for the World Hunger Day 2012 Concert to be held at the Royal Albert Hall, 28 May. | Press Release
To date, names confirmed for World Hunger Day 2012 are as follows:-
Dionne Warwick plus Sir Cliff Richard OBE
London Community Gospel Choir
The World Hunger Day Choir
and Southbank Sinfonia
According to UN FAO Goodwill Ambassador Dionne Warwick, who confirms her full and continued support of World Hunger Day 2012 and The Hunger Project:-
“I am delighted that for our second World Hunger Day spectacular we have a fabulous line-up of incredible voices that will be familiar to the ear of all generations all coming together with the same goal: to support this wonderful charity that I have taken straight to my heart, The Hunger Project. I look forward to us working together collectively to raise awareness of the incredible work of this global organisation to end chronic and persistent hunger. My mantra is closely aligned to that of The Hunger Project – ‘If you can think it, you can do it’
Please book your tickets now – and join us in a partnership that will ensure many more have the opportunity to end their own hunger and poverty.”
Tim Holder, the UK Country Director for The Hunger Project, added:-
“When we launched World Hunger Day last year with Dionne & Friends, we were committed to making this day a highlight of the annual events calendar. It is vital to continue to raise awareness of the plight of almost a billion people who continue to exist on less that 80 pence per day. It is however equally crucial to celebrate the achievements of many millions of people in rural communities whom are already taking inspiring steps towards ending their own hunger and poverty and that of the communities in which they live.
As we continue to build awareness of World Hunger Day and the work of The Hunger Project, it is our aim to deliver the funds necessary to empower many more thousands of women, men and their children towards a sustainable future.
The power of music transcends so many barriers and we are hugely grateful to all of our artists, past and present, who have committed their talent to supporting this important event.’’
Proceeds from the concert will directly benefit partner communities in 20,000 villages across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America all of whom are themselves living within communities directly experiencing chronic and persistent hunger on a daily basis.
This concert will also launch the Jazz FM-supported British leg of Dionne Warwick’s 50th Anniversary World Tour, visiting key UK regional cities.
World Hunger Day 2012 takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 28th May 2012. Tickets are on sale via Royal Albert Hall | Box Office 020 7589 8212.
Ticket prices range from £20 to £125.00 (with additional hospitality packages available) booking fees may apply.
Dionne Warwick will also host an intimate dinner at which she will perform. This takes place at the Dorchester Hotel and is available to the first 100 sponsors donating £2,500 or more to this worthwhile cause. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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