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Press release   •   Feb 20, 2019 08:00 GMT

Happy Mondays. Credit: Paul Husband

LONDON, 20 February, 2019: Happy Mondays has pledged to help raise funds for humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger's MealTickets campaign throughout their 2019 UK tour in October and December. MealTickets is aimed at raising money to save the lives of malnourished children caught up in crises across the world.

Fans will also be able to donate when buying concert tickets online, with 91 pence from every pound raised going directly towards the many life-saving projects of Action Against Hunger.

Happy Mondays singer, Shaun Ryder said: “Happy Mondays are supporting Action Against Hunger by making our 2019 tour a MealTickets tour. The MealTickets campaign adds a small donation to gig tickets to save children who might otherwise die from severe malnutrition in some of the worst humanitarian emergencies worldwide. It’s good to know that by touring live, we can raise funds that really help save lives.”

Jean-Michel Grand, Action Against Hunger UK’s chief executive, added: “Action Against Hunger is already the UK food industry’s charity of choice so this new partnership with the music industry is a really exciting development for us. More than 3.1 million children across the globe die every year from malnutrition, but music fans can help change this horrifying statistic. If every ticket for every concert raised just a small donation, it could change the future for millions of children.”

Action Against Hunger is now looking for further musicians to follow in the footsteps of the Happy Mondays and join the MealTickets campaign to ensure even more malnourished children get the life-saving treatment they need.

  • ***If you’d like to join our supporting artists to make some noise and save some lives through your live tours, please contact Deborah at or visit our 

    MealTickets page for more information.

  • Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and work with their communities before and after disaster strikes. We ensure that everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable people to provide for themselves and we constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.
  • In 2017, Action Against Hunger helped more than 20.2 million people in nearly 50 countries around the world.
  • £1 funds one day’s worth of life-saving, therapeutic food to treat a severely malnourished child.
    £25 funds an emergency shelter for a family of six.
    £42 funds the therapeutic food needed to save the life of a severely malnourished child.
    £570 funds a water hand-pump that can drill down to 45 metres.
    £11,393 funds emergency health kits including medication for 10,000 people for three months.

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