X-Factor winner Sam Bailey’s Skyscraper single to benefit poorly Wakefield children

X-Factor winner Sam Bailey. Picture courtesy of ITV
X-Factor winner Sam Bailey. Picture courtesy of ITV
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Terminally-ill children will benefit from the sales of a music single vying for Christmas number one.

Sam Bailey has released her cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper after winning the X-Factor talent show last night (Sunday).

And 100 per cent of profits made from the sale of CD singles and downloads will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, which supports ill children and their families from Wakefield, is a member of Together for Short Lives and will receive some of the money.

This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for every download.

Hospice chief executive Peter Branson said: “A share of the proceeds from the winner’s single will come to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 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.”

A number of music retailers will also donate their share of profits to the charities and the government has agreed to waive the VAT on sales.