A host of famous faces from TV and sport have come together to wear their welly boots to work. They are urging companies across the UK to invite their staff to wear wellies to work for a small donation on World Food Day on October 16. It’s all part of the charity Farm Africa’s ‘Give Hunger the Boot at Work’ fundraiser.

Harry Potter actor and Celebrity Squares host Warwick Davis, England and London Wasps rugby captain James Haskell, Winter Olympic gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold, ITV weather presenter Lucy Verasamy, Sky News anchor Dermot Murnaghan, Strictly Come Dancing’s Aliona Vilani, and the well-known chefs Ainsley Harriott and Ashley Palmer-Watts are jointly fronting the campaign, to create awareness of the day, which takes place on 16 October.

Warwick Davis said, "I've worn some very odd costumes to work, but never wellies. I'm more used to dressing as an ewok or a wizard! However, when I think about the fact that hunger kills more people than AIDS, TB and malaria combined, I urge everyone who cares about those less fortunate than us to support the ‘Give Hunger the Boot at Work’ campaign and do just this."

The ‘Give Hunger the Boot at Work’ fundraiser is part of Farm Africa’s larger ‘Give Hun-ger The Boot’ campaign which also encourages schools, churches and community groups around the UK to get involve in fun welly-themed fundraising.

Farm Africa’s Director of Fundraising, Pam Williams-Jones, said, “We’d like to thank our celebrity supporters for raising awareness of ‘Give Hunger the Boot at Work’, and show-ing just how easy it is for companies and their employees to do something simple and fun but which has a big impact. The funds raised will help to support our life-changing work with farmers in eastern Africa, helping them to grow enough food to feed their families so that they don’t have to face the daily struggle of not knowing where their next meal is coming from.”

“It’s simple for companies to take part. By going to www.farmafrica.org/GHTB@work and downloading materials they can make a real difference to the 239 million people in Africa going to bed hungry tonight, many of them children. The support of UK companies will mean that many tens of thousands of African families will be able to eat not just today but every day, and that is one of the greatest gifts that can ever be given.”

To take part please visit www.farmafrica.org/GHTB@work or text BOOT to 70500 to donate £2 to Farm Africa*. Use #GHTB to follow the campaign online.