Source: Skynews, UK
The stars are rallying round a comedy and music festival in aid of transplant awareness after being inspired by the fight of a seriously ill woman.
Natalie Imbruglia and Ed Byrne will be appearing at Save Jess-tival
Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, Mock The Week favourite Ed Byrne, Canadian comic Glenn Wool and The Yeah Yous are among the line-up at Save Jess-tival.
The stars have all been inspired to take part by the plight of 20-year-oldJessica Wales.
Her lungs have been ravaged by cystic fibrosis and she has been waiting for a double lung transplant for over four years.
Desperate to save Jess and the 8,000 people like her currently on the transplant waiting list, her friends launched a Twitter campaign to raise awareness of organ donation and the chronic lack of donors in the UK.
The campaign soon evolved into a live gig featuring some of Jess' celebrity supporters.
But because Jess is running out of time, the event has been organised at breakneck speed and is now taking place at the Village Underground, Shoreditch, on October 16.
Natalie Imbruglia, who is headlining the gig, said: "I met Jess in January 2008, at a charity event to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis.
"Jess had already been waiting for a double lung transplant for over two years and I was deeply moved by her story. I told her to let me know if there was ever anything I could do to help.
"She is now so ill and running out of time waiting for her transplant. I was delighted to be asked to take part in this gig in honour of her and to raise awareness of organ donation."
Proceeds from Save Jess-tival will go to organ donation charity Live Life Then Give Life.
Chairman Emily Thackray said: "Jess works tirelessly to raise awareness about organ donation and fights hard to help the 8,000 other people like her who are in need of a transplant.
"It is Jess' incredible strength and heart-wrenching honesty that has inspired these fantastic celebrity guests to appear at Save Jess-tival. We just hope that Jess gets her call soon; the idea of losing her is heartbreaking."
To book tickets or for more information visit www.savejess.org.uk.
You can sign the organ donor register online atwww.organdonation.nhs.uk or by phoning 0300 123 23 23.