Delirious? To Raise Money For HopeHIV During The Mission Bell Tour
Last modified: 18 Sep 2006
During the forthcoming UK leg of The Mission Bell European Tour, Delirious? will be raising money for the HopeHIV charity who they have long been associated with. "The band have decided they want this tour to make a difference to children in Africa, so at each gig Delirious? will lead the audience in a mass text message donation campaign"
, explains an HopeHIV spokesperson.
HopeHIV was founded by Phil Wall in 1998 and seeks to offer children in Africa who have been affected or infected by HIV/AIDS the love, protection and support they need to build foundations of hope for the future. In December 2005 Delirious? travelled to Durban, South Africa, to see for themselves the work being done by the charity with street kids in the city. Previously, in 2000, several members of the band ran the London Marathon to raise money for HopeHIV.
Phil Wall will be at some of the gigs on the UK Tour to talk personally about his experiences with the children he has met in Africa and the band will offer insight into their experience with the Durban Street Kids team. During the tour Delirious? will be supported by Tim Hughes for the first 11 dates with Reuben Morgan supporting the final two UK dates and the following European dates. Tickets for the UK tour are still available from dTickets