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Guildford children's hospice to benefit from X Factor Celebrity single

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Guildford children's hospice to benefit from X Factor Celebrity single

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 1:08pm 2nd December 2019. (Updated at 1:09pm 2nd December 2019)

This year's X Factor charity single is supporting Shooting Star Children's Hospices. 

Shooting Star has hospices in Guildford and Hampton. 

The X Factor Celebrity cover of Snow Patrol's Run features all of the stars of the series including winner Megan McKenna, as well as finalists ACM Guildford students Max & Harvey, The Chase's Jenny Ryan and girl group V5. 

Together For Short Lives- children's hospice umbrella organisation- will also benefit from sales of the single. 

Shooting Star Hospices provide specialist nursing care and short breaks at the two hospices or in the family home, symptom management, end of life care and bereavement support. 

The hospices support 700 babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions. 

Together For Short Lives provides support for seriously ill children and their families to make sure they get the help they need. 

The two charities will receive 100% of the profits from the sale of each download.


Shooting Star Hospice
Corrie's Victoria Ekanoye and Vinnie Jones visit children and families at Shooting Star Children's Hospice in Hampton

Last week,  all of the celebrities from this series visited children and families at Shooting Star House, the charity's Hampton hospice, to film part of the music video. 

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.” 

It costs £10 million a year to maintain the current level of care at Shooting Star Children's Hospices. 

Just 10% of that comes from government funding, the rest is generous donations from the general public. 

You can download the single here