X Factor supports Help for Heroes

X Factor will once again this year be supporting Help for Heroes, the charity dedicated to assisting wounded soldiers. The 16 finalists last night performed their cover of David Bowie’s Heroes, which is available to buy from today, all proceeds of which will go to the charity.

As well as their performance, which I noticed Wagner didn’t make much of a vocal contribution to, we also heard the story of one soldier disabled by the war in Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Matthew Wilson. After stepping on a hidden bomb on a routine patrol, Matthew lost a leg from the knee down and severely injured his arm. Unable to return to duty, the charity has been vital in giving Matthew back his confidence and life, offering him a scholarship to pursue a new dream to become a pilot. As his mum so beautifully put it “our country needs heroes like my son, sometimes our heroes need a little help too.”

X Factor single - Help for Heroes - Matthew Wilson - image - inspiremagazineuk.wordpress.com

Visit YouTube to see the performance from last night, and the X Factor website to buy single.

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November 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Inspiration.

One Comment

  1. Lilly Legume replied:

    A wonderful post and marvellous to see that The X Factor is doing some good. After my (very) brief indulgence with The X Factor recently, I see it as quite proper that they chose not to include this Wagner’s voice on the song. That would be completely uncalled for, in my opinion! A very worthy cause nonetheless and I have no doubt that it will do well.

    Lil

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