British-Norwegian pop group A1 are now the new ambassadors for YounLife Village – a project by the YoungLife Health Care & Education Foundation. Mark Read,  Christian Ingebrigtsen, and Ben Adams, with Ben’s girlfriend Ms. Norway 2009 (Miss World)  Sarah Skjoldnes, arrived in Cebu February 16, 2012 at the invitation of the YoungLife Health Care & Education Foundation before their concert at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila on Saturday 25th February 2012.


YoungLife Village Ambassadors – Christian Frederick Nordal Dyresen, A1 Band members Mark, Christian & Ben with girlfriend Ms. Norway Sarah Skjoldnes


I grew up listening to pop music and A1 is one of my favorite boy bands. And yes I can sing along with all  their songs,and I have all three A1 albums on my playlist. These albums were released from 1999  to 2002, before they disbanded in 2000 after Paul Marazzi left the group. In 2009, Mark, Ben and Christian announced that A1 would reform, but without Paul, for a series of concert in Oslo. They have released four new singles, “Take You Home” , “Don’t Wanna Lose You Again” , “In Love and I Hate It” and “Waiting for Daylight” since their comeback in 2009. Their fourth studio album, “Waiting for Daylight”, which was released on October 11, 2010 have sold  3 Million records worldwide. Gifted with great talent and golden hearts, A1 definitely would take on the world again.

A1 – Christian, Mark and Ben

A1‘s Christian, Mark and Ben being the new faces of YounLife Village hope that everyone would get involve and be advocates in helping our less fortunate brothers and sisters. YoungLife Village Project  compromises of building 33 homes, a medical and dental clinic, a dormitory for visiting foreign volunteers, a covered court, a library, a playground and an office. YoungLife Foundation adds that YoungLife Village Project is not an orphanage but a home and a sanctuary where orphans, abandoned and neglected children will be raised with love.

To find out more about YoungLife or to make donations, please contact:

In Norway:  | +47 41 179 515  |Kalamyrrggen 6a 4310 Hommerak Norway

In Sweden: | +46 586 19 650 | Box 5021 SE -6091 05 Karlskoga Sweden

Philippines: | +639209705221 | Young Life Foundation MEPZ 5 Europe Building Mactan Cebu 6015


To all  A1 fans who are in Cebu tonight February 18, 2012, be at Magellan’s Landing Pub Marina Mall Mactan 10PM for a live performance! We got an early treat from them as they performed acoustically 3 of their songs. Awesome performance guys! And come and watch their concert at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila on Saturday, 25th February 2012.