X Factor single will be in aid of children’s hospice

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NAOMI House children’s hospice is set to benefit from this year’s X Factor charity single.

The cover of the Rose Royce classic Wishing on a Star has been recorded by the 16 finalists in the talent show.

All proceeds from the single will go to the charity Act and Children’s Hospices UK, with large parts of the money being distributed to children’s hospices across the country including Hampshire-based Naomi House.

It costs £5m each year to run Naomi House and jacksplace hospices, providing care and support to life-limited children and young people and their families.

Ray Kipling, chief executive of Naomi House said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for people to help make a difference to the lives of children and young people, simply by buying the single.

‘We are grateful that Naomi House will benefit not only from the sales of the single, but also by raising awareness of the vital support the children, young people and their families so desperately need.’

Simon Cowell, who owns the rights to the ITV show, said: ‘Having worked with this charity and seeing the amazing work they do for kids and their families who need help, I am thrilled the X Factor single will benefit this charity.’

The single will be available for download on November 20.