U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr supports World’s Largest Samba Band

Larry Mullen Jr, legendary drummer in world famous rock ‘n’ roll band U2 supports Street Child World Cup and the World’s Largest Samba Band at the Royal Albert Hall.

“When I was a kid in the 70s growing up in Artane Dublin, Pele was my hero. When I slept I dreamt of being a full forward, being up front, the striker. When I woke up I was the goal keeper for a rock ‘n’ roll band.

Never stop dreaming.

Now go break that Samba World Record – and best of luck for the Street Child World Cup.

No child should ever have to live on the streets.” Larry Mullen Jr, U2

On Monday, 1500 school children will take over the iconic Royal Albert Hall to break the World Record for the World’s Largest Samba Band and bang the drum for street children’s rights.

The event marks the UK launch of the second Street Child World Cup, kicking off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 28. 19 countries of street children, girls and boys, will come together to play football and take part in an international conference championing the rights of street children.

This is more than a game.

You can help bang the drum for street children’s rights by texting SCWC14 and the £amount to 70070 and make a difference today. 

Photocredit | Steve Humphreys, U2 in Barcelona

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  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE
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    Abdul Faquir, Team Mozambique, Project Leader
  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder