Sunday Post columnist Judy Murray, Annie Lennox and Ally McCoist are among a number of big-name Scots to be added to the bill for a charity livestream fundraiser.
A host of stars will join presenter Edith Bowman on For The Love of Scotland, airing online on Wednesday April 22, to raise money for personal protective equipment (PPE) and celebrate the heroes of the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Also added to the bill today are Alan Cumming, Sir Chris Hoy, Irvine Welsh and Mark Bonnar, among others.
Lennox will perform on Wednesday’s livestream, which will also feature music from KT Tunstall, Rachel Sermani, Twin Atlantic’s Sam McTrusty and Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.
Creator and host Bowman said: “For the Love Of Scotland will be three hours of people coming together through music, prose, comedy, conversation and thanks, featuring both plenty of well-known faces and members of the public.
“I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to all the people who are helping us out and giving up their time. Now we just have to do it!”
The stream will raise money for the Masks for Scotland crowdfunding initiative, which was founded by Professor Jill Belch of the University of Dundee in response to the urgent need for (PPE) for community frontline medical teams across Scotland.
100% of the money raised will fund the provision of PPE for key workers across the country, and with Masks for Scotland already raising over £80,000 in just over a week, the first orders of PPE are set to arrive in Scotland this week.
Professor Jill Belch said: “The Medical Teams who protect us must be protected too. We know that the bigger the viral load, the worse the disease. Day in, day out, these teams are exposed to very high viral loads.
“We must help save their lives, the lives of their families and their patients by providing correct PPE. This fund raiser will save lives – thank you so very much to all who donate.”
You can set a reminder for the Facebook live event, which will stream here.
The full line-up:
Alan Cumming, Ally McCoist, Annie Lennox, Blue Rose Code, Sir Chris Hoy, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh, Jack Lowden, James McAvoy, Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie, Jean Johansson, Judy Murray, KT Tunstall, Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Lorne Balfe, Mark Bonnar, Martin Compston, Ncuti Gatwa, Peter Capaldi, Peter Mullan, Rachel Sermani, Richard Rankin, Sam Heughan, Sam McTrusty (Twin Atlantic), Sanjeev Kohli, Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian).
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