Keech Hospice Care is thrilled with Sam Bailey’s number one single as they will benefit from the profits of the sales.
Music company Syco is donating 100 per cent of the profits of each CD single and download to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives, of which Keech Hospice Care is a member.
This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives said: “Skyscraper single is fantastic and with such a talent behind it, we couldn’t have asked for a better boost for single sales. We wish Sam Bailey all the luck in the world. Working with The X Factor is transformational. The sales of Sam’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.”
Sam Bailey’s song Skyscraper, a cover of a song by American singer Demi Lovato, beat off the competition to reach the Christmas number one spot with sales of 149,000 across the week.
A host of leading music retailers have stepped up to donate their share of profits from The X Factor’s winner’s single to the charities and the government has also agreed to waive the VAT on sales of the winning contestant’s single.
This means that even more money will go directly to support some of the UK’s most unwell children and ensure they and their families receive the best possible care.
Mike Keel, Chief Executive at Keech Hospice Care said: “A share of the proceeds from the winner’s single will come to Keech 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.”