X Factor's Sam Bailey’s debut single to support Children’s Hospice South West
Proceeds from the X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s debut single will go towards Children’s Hospice South West.(CHSW)
The winner has released a cover of Demi Lovato's hit song 'Skyscraper' as her debut single.
The mum-of-two stormed to victory beating finalist Nicholas McDonald to the prize.
All the profits from the sale of each CD and download will go to to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives, of which CHSW is a member.
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CHSW has three hospices across the South West, including its newest Little Harbour at Porthpean, near St Austell.
The charity’s aim is to provide care and precious memories who children are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Emma Lloyd, head of fundraising at Little Harbour said: “A share of the proceeds from the winner’s single will come to CHSW to help us support the children and families we work with. Your purchase will help us continue our services which are a lifeline to them.”
Barbara Gelb, chief executive officer of Together for Short Lives, said, “The sales of Sam Bailey’s single will make a real difference to the incredible lifeline services, like children’s hospices, who support the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
“Buying the X Factor winner’s single, Skyscraper, will help families to continue benefiting from these incredible services. By doing this you’ll be helping families to make the most of every precious moment.”
Some music retailers will also donate their share of profits to the chosen charities, including Vevo, Spotify, Google Play, Tesco, Sainsbury's, HMV, Morrisons and Asda.
The government has also agreed to waive the VAT on sales of this year's winner's single.
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “Together for Short Lives and the Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity provides support to vulnerable children and their families at an important time. I want to make sure these charities really benefit with as much money as possible going to them – that’s why I am giving back the tax paid on sales of the winning single.”
Sam’s version of the 'Skyscraper' is expected to become this year's Christmas number one when the official chart is unveiled next Sunday (December 22).