It’s not often you hear 2,000 voices crying ‘Bollocks to Poverty!’ in unison, but that was one of the highlights of Friday night’s Enter Shikari fundraiser show for ActionAid, as singer Rou Reynolds got the crowd lifting the roof in support of us.
Celebrating ten years together as a band, Enter Shikari marked the occasion by returning to their local venue the Hatfield Forum, raising an amazing £10,000 on the night – plus loads more that was texted in throughout the evening by the crowd.
The show was hosted by ActionAid supporter Huw Stephens, who spoke about his trip to Kenya with us a few years ago and introduced the bands.
We were there with our youth network Bollocks to Poverty, handing out stickers and filling people in on how they can fight poverty with us by putting on a gig or backing one of our campaigns.
We’ll be back later in the week with some exclusive video, as we interviewed Rou and Rob from the band about why they support ActionAid and what it was like to celebrate their tenth birthday back home.
Missed out but still want to get involved? Just text ‘ACTION’ to 70300 to donate £2 to ActionAid – and if you do it before 3 May, thanks to our Ready for Anything appeal your £2 will be automatically doubled. It could be the best £2 you spend all week.