Natalie Imbruglia is proving herself to be a true ethical and humanitarian warrior, if her recent activities are anything to go by.
Not only is she taking part in Oxfam’s Sustain-Me campaign and this year’s Comic Relief publicity but she has taken part in a WSPA documentary about neglected bears in Romania.
Now, she has spoken of plans to stage a benefit gig in aid of those affected by Australia’s devastating bush fires. Rumours have surfaced that Natalie is in talks with fellow Ossies Danni and Kylie Minogue and author Kathy Lette to host the event in London.
In a similar vein, it has been announced that music legend Leonard Cohen will donate $20,000 (£90,000) to the same cause. He has just finished a tour of the continent, playing his last gig in Melbourne last night. When you consider that his recent bout of touring was brought on by a former manager conning him out of his pension fund – this is a very selfless act of generosity.
Australian tour promoter Michael Gudinski released a statement saying: ‘Leonard has loved his time in Australia on this tour and is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the fires.’ He added that Cohen and his touring party ‘wish to extend their heartfelt sympathies to those that have suffered the loss of loved ones or their homes through this terrible tragedy’.