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Jan 26 2012
Children and Young People's forum a very positive step forward
Together for Short Lives, the voice for children's palliative care across the UK, today welcomed the new forum established by the Government to develop a strategy for improving health outcomes for children and young people.
Dec 14 2011
Stacey Solomon for Christmas number 1
Former Queen of the Jungle and X Factor finalist, Stacey Solomon launches her bid for Christmas No.1 with charity single Driving Home For Christmas, as seen in the Iceland Christmas 2011 advert.
Dec 05 2011
X Factor Charity Single is Number One
The X Factor charity single is number one in the official UK top 40 chart. 'Wishing on a Star' a cover of the Rose Royce classic sung by the final sixteen contestants with JLS and One Direction has topped the singles chart.
Nov 30 2011
X Factor Charity Single - Number One in Midweek Charts
The X Factor charity single is officially number one in the midweek charts. 'Wishing on a Star' a cover of Rose Royce classic launched last Sunday and sung by the last sixteen contestants with JLS and One Direction has topped the mid week singles charts.
Nov 26 2011
VAT waived for X Factor Charity Single
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has today announced that the Government will waive VAT on sales of the X-Factor charity single by making an exceptional one-off charitable donation to Together for Short Lives, the charity chosen to benefit from sales of the song.
Nov 25 2011
The X Factor Charity Single
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.
Nov 01 2011
Together for Short Lives new voice for children’s palliative care
A new organisation, Together for Short Lives, is launched today, providing a powerful voice for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people, their families and those who provide them with support.
Oct 12 2011
The X Factor finalists to release charity single "Wishing On A Star"
The 16 finalists from this year's X Factor series will be releasing a charity single in aid of Together for Short Lives. The acts will release their cover of the Rose Royce classic 'Wishing On A Star' via download on November 27th and via physical single on November 28th, on Syco Music.
Oct 07 2011
ACT & Children’s Hospices UK merge to become the single voice
The UK's two leading children's palliative care organisations, ACT and Children's Hospices UK have this week merged to form a new powerful voice for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people, their families and those who provide them with support.