Charity to ask Reading Festival crowd to highlight global hunger at this year’s event

Action Aid are asking festival goers to be photographed in unique anti-global hunger petition

Charity Action Aid are aiming to mobilise Reading Festival crowd this weekend (August 27-29) into taking a stand against global hunger.

The organisation, who have a tent on site which will act as the hub for the petition they hope music fans will take part in over the weekend. It will also stage DJs until 3am and offer table football and games during the day,

“We think it’s scandalous that hunger is at a record high when the world produces enough food for everyone. Hunger is a political issue, we can fix it if world leaders act,” Action Aid‘s Anella Wickenden told NME.

“That’s why we’re giving thousands of Reading Festival goers the chance to show the government they want them to make ending hunger their global priority. Food is a basic human right. We can’t do much without it, like concentrate at school or work all day. If we fixed hunger, ending global poverty will be a whole lot easier.”

However rather than collect signatures, the charity will be encouraging fans to pose with special magazine covers that feature hunger-related headlines.

The campaign at the festival is already being supported by the likes of Lostprophets and Biffy Clyro, and it’s hoped fans will follow suit over the course of the weekend. Head to Actionaid.org.uk/bollocks now for more information.

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