|The Donna Louise Children's Hospice has the X-Factor!
The X Factor charity single, a cover of Rose Royce classic ‘Wishing on a Star’, will be launched this Sunday, 27 November live on ITV. The single will be performed on X Factor by the last sixteen contestants as well as JLS and One Direction.
All net proceeds will go to Together for Short Lives who work to ensure that all families of children unlikely to reach adulthood can make the most of their lives, with money raised going to 50 organisations including The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice to help local children and their families.
Simon Cowell, patron of Together for Short Lives
comments on his involvement in the charity, “I have seen first-hand the invaluable care and support they offer to thousands of young people and their families, so I am thrilled that the X Factor charity single this year will benefit this charity.
Whenever I spend time with these children and families, I realise just how many challenges they face. And when I visit the places that help them, like a children’s hospice, it is clear to see that they are an incredible lifeline to the families that use them. But they are more than just a building and a lot of support is also given in the home. And it’s not just the kids, it’s the parents and well brothers and sisters that need help.
Every one of these services relies on the public’s generosity to maintain what they’re doing, otherwise they don’t exist – that’s the reality.
The X Factor charity single is an opportunity to help them.”
Melanie Mills, Director of Fundraising & PR at The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice commented,
“The X Factor Single gives The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice an extraordinary and unique opportunity to tell the public about the issues that face children and the families we support. There are some excellent care services out there, but families need much more support as they tell us how difficult it can be to find the right support at the right time. We want to see well co-ordinated services which are available from the moment a child is diagnosed, wherever families want them, for as long as they are needed”.
“It costs the charity £170,000 a month to run our services and we provide care and support to more than 180 children and families from across Staffordshire and South Cheshire. We rely on donations to raise this money, and we hope that the X Facotr charity single will help raise awareness of our services and our need for continued funding from the public.”
The single costs £3.99 and is available to pre order at HMV and Amazon now, and via download http://xfactor.togetherforshortlives.org.uk
on 28 November on Syco Music and in all good high street stores (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, M&S, Asda and many more).