Martin House Children’s Hospice to benefit from The X Factor Winner’s Charity Single
08 December 2014
Winner’s charity single digitally released on 14 December and CD single in stores 17 December
The X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short Lives. Through its partnership with Together for Short Lives, Martin House will benefit from some of the proceeds raised.
The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winner’s single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final at the SSE Wembley Arena. The song will be available to download immediately after The X Factor winner is crowned on the 14 December.
Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download and also from streaming to Together for Short Lives (Registered Charity No: 1144022). This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
Simon Cowell says, “I have worked with this charity for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor’ winner’s single sales will help families who are going through unthinkably difficult times. Together for Short Lives is such an inspiring and important charity which supports children all over the country. The money we hope to raise will really make a difference.”
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives adds, “Our partnership with The X Factor continues to be transformational. Too many families struggle to cope with their child’s diagnosis and feel isolated and alone, not knowing who to turn to. Working with The X Factor has given Together for Short Lives a unique opportunity to reach out to thousands of families so they know that they are not alone. The money raised through The X Factor winner’s single will make a real difference to local services, like children’s hospices, that deliver incredible care to children and families, helping them to make the most of their precious time together.”
Carol Devine, Martin House said “A share of the proceeds from the winner’s single will come to Martin House to help us support the children and families we work with. Your purchase will help us continue our services which are a lifeline to them.”
The single will be the seventh charity release from The X Factor and the third winner’s single with proceeds going to charity following Sam Bailey’s number 1 hit release ‘Skyscraper’ and James Arthur’s million-selling release ‘Impossible in 2012. In 2011 the finalists recorded the cover for 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) for Help For Heroes charity.
These releases have raised millions of pounds for charity.