CELEBRITIES may be known for their diva-like demands but a host of humble stars are all giving up something important to them for the World Vision 24 Hour Famine.

And they are all urging kindhearted Ellesmere Port & Neston residents to follow suit and go without something for the day.

Now in its 23rd year, the World Vision 24 Hour Famine is the UK’s largest youth fundraising event and has made more than £20 million for children and young people in the developing world.

Gathering for the launch of the event, which will take place between February 13-15, stars spoke about what their planned sacrifices would be to support the campaign this year.

TV host Fearne Cotton has vowed not to listen to any music for one day – a mean feat for a radio DJ.

Ex-Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon will be giving up food for 24 hours, and Australian singer Gabriella Cilmi will be giving up singing.

Fearne, who has visited World Vision programmes overseas, will also be passing the baton to 16-year-old Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging actress Eleanor Tomlinson who is the 2009 World Vision 24 Hour Famine campaign ambassador.

Money raised will be used to help provide alternative choices and opportunities for young girls, many of whom are sex workers and therefore at more risk of HIV/AIDS, living in a community along a highway in Jaipur, India.

To take part in the 2009 World Vision 24 Hour Famine visit www.thepinkcity.org or call 01908 841212.

There are also useful resource packs full of tips and activities to help individuals, teachers and youth leaders organise fun and engaging events.