One Direction pose with purple elephant beanies to help fight Alzheimer’s disease before their CD signing at the Palisades Center on Tuesday (March 13) in West Nyack, New York.
In this pic provided exclusively to JJJ, the guys – Louis, Liam, Zayn, Niall, and Harry – pose with the mascot of The Elephant Project, an organization to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Each of the boys signed an Elephant Project tag, which will soon be auctioned off along with the picture and the beanies to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Make sure to follow @elephantproject on Twitter to find out when the auctions are happening and for a chance to win copies of the picture!
The ‘One Thing’ singers took time to hang out with two young fans, who both suffer from serious illnesses, ahead of their penultimate tour date.
The ‘Gotta Be You’ singers met up with both 11 year-old Tilly, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and cystic fibrosis sufferer Rebecca, who is 15 year-old.
Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis and Zayn signed merchandise and posed for photographs with the two young fans before taking to the stage for the penultimate night of their ‘Up All Night’ UK tour.
The ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singers all serve as ambassadors for the children’s charity Rays of Sunshine.
Liam Payne recently revealed he would love to see the band take their ‘Up All Night’ tour worldwide at some point in the future.
One Direction are due to wrap their headline tour of the UK with a performance at Dublin’s O2 on 24th January.
View two pictures below of One Direction posing with Tilly and Rebecca for the charity raysofsunshine.org.uk
Yet another reason to love these boys…
Not content with being stupidly good looking and talented, One Direction are also bonafide nice people.
The boys have become ambassadors for children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine. The charity grants wishes for children in the UK who are seriously ill, making it possible for them to meet their idols.
CEO Jane Sharpe said: “One Direction have been fantastic and have showed genuine sensitivity to the children we have introduced them to. We know the boys are going to be a huge success and feel privileged to be working with them, to fulfil the wishes of seriously ill children across the country.”
Aw nice one boys, we wish the Rays of Sunshine the best of luck and hope loads of kids will get to meet the boys and other stars they love.