The X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short Lives. Through its partnership with Together for Short Lives, Chestnut Tree House will benefit from some of the proceeds raised.
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 (Registered Charity No: 1144022).
This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
Simon Cowell says,:“I have worked with this charity for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor’ winner’s single sales will help families who are going through unthinkably difficult times.
“Together for Short Lives is such an inspiring and important charity which supports children all over the country. The money we hope to raise will really make a difference.”
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.”
Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services for Chestnut Tree House, said: “We are delighted to be benefitting from this wonderful and exciting project.
“Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice for Sussex. We provide specialist palliative care services to 300 children and young people aged 0 - 19 with life-shortening and life-threatening illnesses in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes.”
“The funds we receive from this initiative will enable us to continue providing our unique support to so many families.”
The einner’s charity single will be digitally released on 14 December and the CD single in stores from 17 December.
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.
Report and picture contributed by Chestnut Tree House.