Monday, 26 October 2009

Exclusive SJ news in The Sun, this Thursday

How exciting! The Sun have agreed to publish a full spread on our Save Jess campaign this Thursday, with some exclusive news from the night.

The Sun is the biggest selling newspaper in the UK, and with 3million readers offline and 14 million online we're sure it'll get even more people thinking and talking about organ donation.


Friday, 23 October 2009

SaveJess-tival: Updates coming soon, promise!

We'll have pictures and a full write-up of the awesome night that was the SaveJess-tival extravanagza last Friday very very soon, we promise!
In the meantime, we'd just like to give a shout-out to all of those who helped out in whatever way they could: Spreading the news on the blogs and twitter, offering raffle prizes, putting us in touch with friends of friends who could help, manning the doors on the night and all those teeny tiny million and one things that needed to be done to make it a spectacular night.

Thanks, from the bottom of our hearts, from all of us on the SaveJess-tival organising team!!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A heartbreaking reminder....

Whilst we were all hugely excited and caught up in the preparations for Save Jess-tival Friday the 16th was also tinged with heartbreaking sadness, for it was also the day of Ollie Faulkner's funeral.

Ollie, a gorgeous and vivacious little boy, was born with complex kidney problems in 2000 and had been waiting for a kidney transplant for over a year. Despite his complex medical issues, he and his family faced the wait for transplant with incredible courage. We were devastated to hear that his call never came in time.

Ollie and his family are in our thoughts, a reminder of why we put Save Jess-tival on in the first place: For all of those who have lost their lives waiting for transplants, those who are still waiting and for donors who have transformed so many people's lives.

Friday, 9 October 2009

The full line-up!

A star-studded night of music and laughter in London to raise funds for the Organ Donation Charity Live Life Then Give Life.


Natalie Imbruglia

Since her 1997 single ‘Torn’ propelled her from the popular Australian soap Neighbours to a successful international singing career, Natalie Imbruglia has sold over 12 million hit albums worldwide. Natalie’s latest work reflects the tutelage of a string of prestigious artists, writers and producers such as Chris Martin, Brian Eno, Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode, The Horrors) and Dave McCracken (Beyonce, Ian Brown). As a result, her latest sounds are raw, sassy, sexy, humorous, elegant and also deeply personal. Natalie is also a successful actress, model and a devoted charity campaigner.

Ed Byrne
As an observational stand-up Ed Byrne is unrivalled, turning colouful anecdotes into eloquent wit with aplomb. A Mock the Week favourite, Ed’s sparkling style has led to huge international acclaim, barnstorming performances and regular TV and radio appearances in the UK and the US.

Glen Wool

Vancouver native Glenn is a cool, laid back performer who has been a headline act on the UK circuit and at festivals worldwide for several years. His material is surprisingly political and hard hitting for a man who gives the impression that he couldn’t care less about anything. Never afraid to spring a surprise or two, he adapts beautifully to an audience and has all the comedy tools at his fingertips.

The Yeah Yous:
With the release of the stunning 15 Minutes and Getting Up With You, The Yeah You's are off to a flying start. They are currently Album of the Week on Radio 2 with their debut offering LOOKING THROUGH YOU and attracting support from the likes of Chris Moyles who described their music as "So good it's Robbie William's Sing When You're Winning territory....'". Mojo music mag even described their debut album as "like a Greatest Hits" package. Signed to Universal Island records, the duo Mike Kintish and Nick Ingram, who met when former actor Nick auditioned for Mike's play, are set for big things over the next year with their upbeat melodic "you'll need a trained pyschotherapist to get these tunes out of your mind" pop

Mr Robin K:
Mr Robin K is practically one of the newest faces in comedy. After years of watching stand ups, writing songs and thinking to himself "If only I could combine a way to do both these things and make money from it" Robin K feels that he might just have discovered the answer. Formally a singer/songwriter trying to make it big on MySpace with teen angst filled piano ballads about love, he has now turned his clever lyrical delivery, diverse musical style and razor sharp wit (if not cut throat it is certainly like a five day old Bic) to the art of musical comedy. Heralded as "A Tim Minchin in the making" (minus the big hair and eyeliner) Robin K is making his debut performance tonight, on his 25th birthday no less and hopes that this is the start of something special.

Singer/Songwriter Susanna Cork is hotly tipped as one of the UK’s rising stars. With her incredible vocal talent and ability to give life to a lyric, it’s plain to see why Cameron Mackintosh chose Susanna to play the role of Fantine in the West End’s Les Miserables.

Susanna has always enjoyed singing the melodies and lyrics of the worlds greatest songwriters, but her ultimate goal has always been to use ‘that voice’ on her own songs, drawing from her own emotions.

Now, 2 years spent developing her own original sound, Susanna is busy recording her debut album and signed to 24/7 Management. How does the album sound? Like Susanna’s voice – very honest. Susanna will soon be out ‘on the road’ performing her latest songs. Please drop by her myspace site at to check out future gig dates - free downloads coming soon.

Tickets are on sale here
@ The Village Underground, Shoreditch. To view map click here:

Can't get there but want to support it? You can donate to the cause at

See you down the front!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

SaveJess-tival news!

One of our super-star volunteers Tor was on BBC Breakfast this morning bigging up the Save Jess-tival!

We are hugely excited that the gorgeous Natalie Imbruglia is headlining our festival, along with Canadian comedian Glen Wool, Mock the Week favorite Ed Byrne and the Yeah You's!

We can't wait!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Many congratulations are in order!

We are extremeley proud today, for we just got wind that our North-West advocate Holly just won a regional Vinspired award!!!

Vinspired is a national charity that funds and supports voluntary organisations to help create inspiring and diverse volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year olds in England. Their awards help ensure that volunteers are recognised for the impact they make.

Holly did such a great job with her Battlefront campaign and all the other stuff she's been doing since -such as organizing a fundraising abseil for us!- that she has also been shortlisted for a Vinspired National Award in the campaiging category.

She's off to the glittering ceremony at the indig02 in London on November 26th. We have all our fingers and toes crossed for her!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Tickets for Save Jess-tival are now on sale!

It's official!

Tickets for our Save Jess-tival are on sale NOW!

Click here to buy and hurry, they're going fast!

Hope to see you there -thanks for your support!


Monday, 5 October 2009

Announcing: Save Jess-tival!!

We are very very excited to announce our upcoming ‘Save Jess-tival', a fantastic night of music and comedy to honour our wonderful Jess and to encourage people to "think about it, talk about it and do something about it" (organ donation that is!)

Our headline acts are: stunning singer Natalie Imbruglia, and Canadian comedian Glenn Wool and Mock the Week favourite Ed Byrne, with more to announce later in the week.

This star-studded fundraiser will place on the evening of Friday October 16th at The Village Underground in Shoreditch, London. Doors open at 7.00pm.

Tickets will be available very soon and are limited so, to make sure you are first in the queue, please register your interest by emailing us at and we will email you with full booking details as soon as the tickets go live, so you can beat the rush!

For more info on our 'Save Jess' campaign, please visit

All proceeds go to the Organ Donation Charity Live Life Then Give Life, of which Jess is an Advocate.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

*stop press* LLTGL at StreetFest

If you are London way and are looking for some fun this afternoon, LLTGL will be at StreetFest from 2pm this afternoon @ Hearne St car park, 7-11 Hearn St, Shoreditch, London, EC2 3LS

Building a modern day community of collective creativity StreetFest is a new breed of festival where the onus is on promoting and merging creative talents
StreetFest, is the first live art street festival in UK. StreetFest performers are drawn from a across the artististic spectrum ranging from creative painters, architects, designers, illustrators, skaters and writers who will be expressing themselves during the day through live demos, screenings and shows. This niche festival pulls together design styles and crews from all over the world.

Matt (our tall Trustee), his lovelly wife Bex and Sarah, our PR genius behind the savejess campaign will all be there... so if you're around please come say hello!