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Children and families meet PM and X Factor finalists at Downing Street

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Children with life-limiting conditions and their families met with David and Samantha Cameron at Number 10 last night, at the switching-on of the Downing Street Christmas lights. They were joined by The X Factor finalists for this exciting and special event.  The families all use specialist services which are supported by Together for Short Lives.

Proceeds from this year’s X factor charity winner’s single will be donated to Together for Short Lives to help support children’s hospices and other services which do so much to care for these children and families.

Together for Short Lives is a fantastic charity which helps make a real difference to seriously ill children and their families.  It’s great that they will be benefitting from the X Factor charity single again this year and I enjoyed meeting with some of the children they help and their families and carers before we turned on the Downing Street Christmas lights.  I hope the support from the X Factor helps Together for Short Lives and the charities they support reach even more families.

David Cameron, Prime Minister

Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives says;

“We were delighted to join the switching-on of the Christmas lights which was a very special evening for the children and families.

These are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives, facing daily challenges to get the help and support they need. This visit will give them memories they can cherish forever, and we are grateful to the Prime Minister for his generous invitation.

Together for Short Lives is delighted to be benefiting from the X Factor winner’s single this year. It means we and the services we support can do even more to help families make the most of precious time together”.

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