WE Day UK was incredible!

On 6 March 2019 thousands of change-makers packed the The SSE Arena, Wembley, for an unparalleled event. A-list celebrities including The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), Liam Payne, Nicole Scherzinger and Naomi Campbell, inspiring speakers and world leaders, mixed with real people, celebrated a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives.

WE was founded in 1995 by then-12-year-old Craig Kielburger after he read a newspaper story about Iqbal Masih, a former slave who was murdered after speaking out against the horrors of child labour. The tale struck a nerve, and Craig knew he had to do something to help free other children embroiled in child labour. Along with his older brother, Marc Kielburger, he started WE Charity.

More than 20 years later, WE Charity has expanded beyond the issue of child labour to include a sustainable model of international development, called WE Villages, that works to alleviate the root causes of poverty in nine countries around the world. Through an active citizenship programme called WE Schools, young people in the UK and North America are empowered to become change-makers themselves. The only way to get to a WE Day event is by taking action on one local and one global issue through WE Schools—you can’t buy a ticket.

Learn more about WE Schools here.

Get inspired!

WE Day UK 2019
Duke & Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
WE Day UK 2017
Jessie J
WE Day UK 2017
Kate Winslet
WE Day UK 2019
Nicole Scherzinger

Stand-out moments

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Liam Payne
WE Day UK 2019
Isabelle Weall
WE Day UK 2019
Naomi Campbell
WE Day UK 2018
Musharaf Asghar
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Volunteer at WE Day

Thousands of committed and enthusiastic volunteers help make every WE Day possible and dedicate their time and energy as we celebrate the community of change-makers!

Highlights from previous years

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