Aliona is supporting Give Hunger The Boot
Give Hunger the Boot is our annual campaign where schools, churches and community groups across the UK don their wellies and take part in fun activities to raise funds for our work in eastern Africa, helping farmers Give Hunger the Boot, for good.
Whilst I absolutely adore wearing some of the beautiful shoes we get to perform in as a professional dancer, there’s something lovely about being able to have a day in casual wellies – just don’t ask me to do the foxtrot in them! This is such a fun and easy campaign to become involved in, and I’d urge everyone to ‘Give Hunger the Boot at Work’ by ditching their glamorous shoes for a pair of wellies for the day. That one thing could really make a real impact on the global problem of hunger, which kills more people than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.
Aliona Vilani – dancer
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