Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to Benefit From The X Factor Winner’s Charity Single
Winners charity single released on 15th December
This year’s X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winner’s singles live during The X Factor’s exciting final at Wembley Arena, with the song available to download once the winner is crowned on 15 December.
Syco will donate 100% of the profits from the sales of each CD single and download to the charities Together for Short Lives (Registered Charity No: 1144022) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (Registered Charity No: 235825). Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice will receive a share of the proceeds donated to Together for Short Lives from The X Factor winner’s single.
Simon Cowell said: “Both Together for Short Lives and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are really important charities. Every day they do inspiring work and help a load of kids and their families, all of which need their expertise and support. I have been lucky enough to see first-hand the great work that both of these charities do and I am thrilled that we can do something to help by donating the sales of The X Factor winner's single to them both. Thank you in advance to everyone who will help.”
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives, said: “Together for Short Lives is so thrilled to be benefiting from The X Factor winner’s single again this year. This is amazing news for us, and the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. Working with the X Factor is transformational. Through this fantastic partnership we have been able to reach out to thousands of families and the money raised has made a real difference to local services, like children’s hospices, which deliver lifeline support to children and families. When you buy The X Factor winner’s single you will know that every single copy sold will make a real difference to families across the UK, helping them to make the most of their precious time together.”
Tina McCrossan, Director of Children and Young People’s Services from Northern Ireland Hospice said: “We are delighted that the X Factor Winner’s Single is going to make a real difference to children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families. It will really help to raise awareness of the needs of children and families we support, and important funding to allow us to do even more to help them.”
The single will be the sixth charity release from The X Factor and the second winner’s single following James Arthur’s million-selling release ‘Impossible’ last year, which raised funds for Together for Short Lives. In 2011 the finalists recorded the cover of the Rose Royce classic ‘Wishing On A Star’. Before that came David Bowie’s 'Heroes' (2010), Michael Jackson’s 'You Are Not Alone' (2009), which supported Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and 'Hero' (2008) which raised more than £1.3 million for the 'Help For Heroes' charity.