A GIG in memory of a promising musician who lost his life in a car accident will be held in June - and singer Noel Gallagher has pledged his support by donating a raffle prize.

Jordan Wilson, 20, died last May following a crash on the A66 near Threlkeld.

The collision involved a Suzuki Swift and DAF Flatbed HGV.

Jordan, who lived in Penrith, was a passenger in the Suzuki Swift.

Now his sister Lauren - and Jordan’s friends - are organising a charity gig in his memory.

It will be held at Penrith Cricket Club on June 15 at 3pm.

Lauren, of Penrith, said: “I lost my younger brother in a tragic car accident, now myself and one of his best friends want to put together a gig in memory of him.

“I’m just pulling everything together and finalising the details.

“Jordan was a musician himself he had only just started up his music career when the accident tragically happened.

“In his short life, music - the guitar and singing - was his distraction and way out, so this is the perfect thing to do in his memory.”

The gig will raise funds for a new charity called the Jordan Wilson Fund - which is money for musicians with backgrounds like Jordan’s to help them fund music lessons.

Lauren added: “Money will also go the Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital where Jordan was treated after the accident and also to Macmillan to help cancer.

“They are all very good causes and ones that are very close to my family.

“We are asking for bands, singers any kind of performers to come forward and also local businesses to donate things to go towards a raffle.

“It will be all very much appreciated and everyone is welcome.

“I’ve been in touch with Noel Gallagher’s management and they are going to offer a personal raffle prize for the event.

“This is something close to my heart.

“The money we raise will help musicians with difficult backgrounds.

“We can do this for Jordan and all the charities close to our family.

“Everyone’s kind messages and support have been amazing. We will make Jordan proud.”

Jordan had lived in Whitehaven, Maryport and Crosby when he was younger.

His mum, Lynne Wilson, said he was a much loved and talented young man.

She said: “He was the most kind, caring and sensitive person who brought great joy to everyone’s lives.”

At the time of his death his family said: “His great passion in life was music and he was establishing himself on the gig scene across Cumbria.”

The accident happened about 6am on May 30 last year.

The female driver of the Suzuki Swift was taken to hospital as a precaution. She suffered minor injuries as did the lorry driver.