THE X Factor charity single is officially number one in the UK top 40 chart - helping the St Andrews Hospice in Grimsby and Louth.
Wishing on a Star is a cover of the Rose Royce classic sung by the last 16 X Factor contestants with JLS and One Direction and it has topped the singles chart.
More than 98,000 thousand singles have been sold with all net record company proceeds going to Together for Short Lives who work across the UK with organisations like St Andrew’s Childrens Hospice to help ensure that every child and young person unlikely to reach adulthood, and their family, has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.
The remaining semi finalists celebrated backstage before the live show last night with a specially created cake in the shape of the charity’s butterfly logo.
Profits raised by the single are to be divided amongst a number of charities and services across the UK of which St Andrew’s Childrens Hospice in Grimsby is one.
Little Mix commented, “It’s amazing to be number one, we’re helping so many kids. It’s such a good cause. When you meet these children you realise how privileged you are to have your health.”
Fellow finalist Marcus Collins said: “It’s a fantastic song choice, filled with hope something people have clearly picked up on and great that by getting a number one we have helped so many children and their famlies, “
Misha B “For me there’s nothing better than being part of a single that’s for such a positive cause.”
Alison Carlisle, Chief Executive of St Andrew’s Childrens Hospice comments: “We are thrilled to be at number one in the UK charts. The money raised from this single gives us the opportunity to improve the lives of children not expected to live to adulthood and families in the Lincolnshire area– and crucially raise awareness of the valuable support they need, wherever they live and for as long as they need it.”
The single is available to buy at high street stores including; HMV, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and Morrisons and on download at http://xfactor.togetherforshortlives.org.uk