Check out the X Factor single for Together for Short Lives

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or simply been avoiding X Factor, I insist that you to listen to the charity single, Wishing on a Star. Recorded for Together for Short Lives, the finalists were joined by One Direction and JLS, to perform a cover of the song.

Together for Short Lives supports children and young adults who are not expected to reach adulthood. Children’s Hospices UK, offering practical care and respite, recently merged with ACT, who deliver information to families and professionals, to create the new charity.

Check out the video for the single on the X Factor website, and buy it from Amazon. Plus, take a look at Together for Short Lives Twitter account for pictures of the X Factor favourites visiting a hospice.

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November 27, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment. Leave a comment.

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.”

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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. 1 comment.