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Together for Short Lives to benefit from The X Factor winner’s charity

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Winner’s charity single digitally released on 14 December and CD single in stores 17 December

Together for Short Lives is thrilled to announce that we will be benefiting from this year’s X Factor winner’s charity single. The money raised will make a real difference to local children’s palliative care services, like children’s hospices, that support and care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.

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. This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.

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.”

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.

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