X Factor 2012: Winner’s single details revealed! All proceeds for children’s charity Together for Short lives

by Lisa McGarry

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This year’s X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short lives.

The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winners single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final in Manchester.

The song will be available to download once The X Factor winner is crowned on the 9TH December.

Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download 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, who has worked closely with Together For Short Lives for many years, says, ‘Together for Short Lives is such an inspiring and important charity for so many kids and their families who really need help and support. These hospices are really happy and positive places and are a complete lifeline for so many families. Having worked with this charity for many years I have been able to see first hand how they have impacted so many lives, and I’m delighted that The X Factor’s winner single sales will go directly to helping them.”

Together for Short Lives is the leading charity for UK children’s palliative care. They support those who help, love and care for children and young people who are unlikely to reachadulthood. The charity works with children’s hospices and a range of other services across the country to ensure that every child, young person and their family has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it. From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, they help to ensure families make the most of their precious time together.

Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives adds, “We are so delighted to benefit from The X Factor Charity single this year. Together for Short Lives is the leading UKcharity that speaks for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, when and where they need it. We work with the specialist services that care for these children and families, including children’s hospices, and every single bought will make a huge difference. These services are a real lifeline and your money will help to support families with the challenges of daily life so children and families make the most of precioustime together.”

The single will be the fifth charity release from The X Factor, following last year’s cover of the Rose Royce classic ‘Wishing On A Star’, 2010’s cover David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, 2009’s cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone,’ which supported Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and 2008’s ‘Hero’ which raised over £1.3 million, again for the ‘Help For Heroes’ charity.


Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!