Local children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has The X Factor, as the charity is a joint beneficiary of a special charity single, along with children’s hospice umbrella organisation, Together for Short Lives.

The single, a cover of Snow Patrol’s Run, features all the stars of The X Factor Celebrity including winner Megan McKenna, as well as the three other finalists Jenny Ryan, Max and Harvey and girl group V5.

The single can be downloaded via Itunes, Amazon, Google Play and Apple Music. Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Together for Short Lives will receive 100% of the profits from the sale of each download.

To make it even more special, children and families supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices were delighted to meet all the celebrities when they came to film part of the music video for the single at Shooting Star House, the charity’s Hampton hospice last week. The celebrities got involved in some fun Christmas inspired arts and crafts, chatted to families and took time to pose for pictures.

Karen Sugarman, Executive Vice-President at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said:

“We are so proud to be joint beneficiary of The X Factor Celebrity 2019 charity single. It was fantastic to welcome all the celebrities to our West London hospice to meet the children, young people and their families. It was the most special day with one little girl saying it was the best day of her life. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my co Vice-President Simon Cowell and all at The X Factor Celebrity and Syco Entertainment for their incredible support. We are so privileged to have the opportunity to highlight the vital care that Shooting Star Children’s Hospices provides at Christmas and throughout the year.”

Simco Limited will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each download and in respect of all audio streaming of the single to be shared equally by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Together For Short Lives. This donation will include at least 20p from each download sold in the UK.

Find out more about Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and the work The X Factor Celebrity charity single will help fund – www.shootingstar.org.uk