Amazing news, Together for Short Lives has the X Factor once again. We are joint beneficiaries of The X Factor’s winner’s single, along with Shooting Star Chase. The money raised will help us to be there for families facing the heartbreak of knowing their child will die young. All UK record company profits from the X Factor 2018 winner’s single will be donated to Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.
The prospective winners’ singles will first be performed by the three finalists and their respective guest artist during Sunday night’s final.
Dalton Harris will duet with multi-platinum selling artist James Arthur, whose No.1 comeback single Say You Won’t Let Go has alone sold more than 11 million units worldwide. Dalton and James will perform Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s classic The Power of Love. Anthony Russell will team up with BRIT Award winning band Kaiser Chiefs, performing their Top 10 single I Predict a Riot; whilst Scarlett Lee will be joined by iconic X Factor superstar Leona Lewis, whose hit Bleeding Love was the world’s biggest selling single of 2007, singing her 2013 Christmas hit One More Sleep, the fastest climbing Top 40 single of all time.
Our heartfelt thanks to our friends at The X Factor for supporting the UK’s 49,000 seriously ill children and families.Andy Fletcher, CEO for Together for Short Lives
The Winner’s Single will be available to download and stream after the winner of The X Factor has been announced on Sunday night and will be The X Factor UK’s 11th charity release.
“Our heartfelt thanks to our friends at The X Factor for supporting the UK’s 49,000 seriously ill children and families,” says Andy Fletcher, CEO of Together for Short Lives. “Families coming to terms with the child’s diagnosis often don’t know where to turn to for help and support, and many feel isolated and alone. Your support, over many, many years has helped us to reach out to thousands of families facing the heartbreak of knowing their child will die young – helping them through the toughest of times. Benefiting from the X Factor is a wonderful Christmas gift, and will help us to be there for more children and families, helping them to make the most of every moment together.”
Simco Limited will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each download and in respect of all audio streaming of the single, and the Chancellor has also agreed to donate the VAT, in each case to be shared equally by Together For Short Lives, registered charity no. 1144022 and Shooting Star Chase, registered charity no. 1042495. Simco Limited’s donation will include at least 20p for each download sold in the UK.