X Factor and Text Santa supporting our children’s hospice – Rebecca House

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11/12/2014  

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, Rebecca House on the Isle of Man 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.”

PR and Marketing Manager, Mary Doyle said: “Our children’s hospice, Rebecca House needs to raise £500,000 each year to look after the 31 children and their families that use the service.” “This is truly wonderful news particularly when the ITV Text Santa campaign to be held on Friday 19th December will also benefit our children’s hospice. Both events as so hugely popular with the public it will be great for our children’s service to benefit in this way.”

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Pictured are: Amy Davenport from Hospice’s Fundraising team with staff from Rebecca House: Jonathan Pugh, Kirree Norton, Vicky Wilson, Frances Bland and Geraldine McLaughlin with Abaigh, aged 18 months and Owen aged 10 year.

 

 

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