Added on 17-Oct-2005
WORLD famous celebrities have been putting pen to paper to support a charity concert organised by a Gravesend pupil.Bob Geldof, J K Rowling and Phil Collins to name but a few have donated signed gifts to 10-year-old Zac Vincent.
Zac from Darnley Road in Gravesend is organising a tribute concert for October 28, when he will perform as his idol Freddie Mercury.
It is his second concert as the Queen band member, following his first live performance to an audience last year.
All money raised from the concerts is donated to Aids charity The Terrence Higgins Trust.
But as well as the gifts for a charity auction to take place during the performance at the Fleet Sports and Leisure ground in Northfleet, Zac has also received presents from celebrities to keep. These include a copy of Harry Potter signed personally by author JK Rowling.
Mum Bernadette said: "In the last few weeks he's had a lovely letter from Jacqueline Wilson who has donated some of her personal Queen bits she is a big fan of Freddie Mercury as well as a pic from Brian May, Phil Collins, Jools Holland, The Red Arrows and others.
"The most amazing is one from Bob Geldof with the message 'Go Zac ! Never mind Live 8 This is Live 1' written on one of Zac's posters."
But Zac's steps to stardom have not been without the odd slip-up.
Last year Zac and his mum Bernadette appealed to Messenger readers after his concert was forced to change its venue at the last minute.
A problem had arisen with the hall they had chosen, which resulted in Zac's family working a kind of magic to ensure his show would go on.
It did and the icing on the cake9came weeks later when Queen legend Brian May sent Zac an e-mail to say well done.
But the reputation of the St John's RC Primary School pupil is starting to speak for itself, resulting in the overwhelming number of celebrities who have agreed to get involved this year.
For tickets to the concert please contact the Vincent family on 01474 534838.