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Charity Christmas singles 2013

The big names, the local choirs, the surprise, the novelty act - all aiming to be the Number One at Christmas, and all raising funds for charity.
Susan Boyle - O Come All Ye Faithful - for Save the Children
Scottish singer and Save the Children Global Ambassador Susan Boyle has released a Christmas single 'O Come, All Ye Faithful' and proceeds go to Save the Children.

This music video was made with children and parents from a Save the Children programme in Glasgow.

Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Save the Children Fund, a registered charity (213890 and SC039570). This will be at least £1 for each CD sold in the UK and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK.
Holidays Are Coming (Wonderful Dream) - Rebecca Newman (in tribute to Melanie Thornton)
The original song used by the cola Christmas trucks advert, by Melanie Thornton, who died in a plane crash in 2001, only two days before the song was due to be released. 10p per track goes to ChildLine, part of the NSPCC.
The Overtones - 'Smile' - for Operation Smile UK
The Overtones have partnered again with Operation Smile UK to release their Christmas single. All profits will go to Operation Smile.
The Clutha Appeal - Won't Forget
Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowell has teamed up with four policemen to record charity single Won't Forget for the victims of the Clutha helicopter crash. It has already entered the top 20 on iTunes.
The Christmas Tree, by Lancaster University Gospel Choir & Pilling St. John's Juniors

This is the original song written for them to raise money for L'Arche for their Christmas Album.

X Factor winner Sam Bailey's Skyscraper

X Factor winner Sam Bailey's debut single Skyscraper is on course to bag the Christmas Number 1 spot, according to new Official Charts Company sales data. She won The X Factor on Sunday night, had her single released instantly.

Simon Cowell's music company Syco is donating the profits of her CD and download sales to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives.

ITV2's 'The Big Reunion' Christmas charity single

The cast of ITV2's The Big Reunion have announced details of their Christmas single. Atomic Kitten , Blue, Five, Liberty X, 911, Honeyz and B*Witched will release a cover Wizzard's 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' on December 15 via Universal Music.

All profits from the song will go to ITV's Text Santa charity appeal, which raises money and awareness for six UK based charities.

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S by Millfields Community School

Millfields Community School is raising funds for a new playground and UNICEF.

The Florin Street Band

All profits from UK downloads of the song this Christmas will go to the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

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Trussell Trust: Dodgy - 'Christmas at the Food Bank'

Trussell Trust: Dodgy - 'Christmas at the Food Bank'

Trussell Trust: Dodgy - 'Christmas at the Food Bank' (Official Video): youtu.be/AwwwvLWCcnM

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir - A Bridge Over You

A choir of NHS workers that came together for BBC series Sing While You Work with Gareth Malone OBE.

Their charity single features hits by Coldplay and Simon and Garfunkel. All proceeds from "A Bridge Over You" will be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and local healthcare charities.

The Killers - Christmas In L.A. ft. Dawes

Christmas in LA, featuring Dawes, is The Killers' eighth consecutive Christmas single for (RED).

If You Want A Happy Christmas - Alan Fletcher & The Pacif...

Alan Fletcher, with a little help from some of his fellow Neighbours cast members, joins with The Pacific Belles to find the right prescription for a happy Christmas.

Alan will be donating his share of worldwide profit from the sale of the song this Christmas to the charity Blue September to aid cancer research.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/if-you-want-happy-christmas/id730988630

Jack Topping - Tomorrow - for Save The Children

11-year old Jack Topping, a choirboy from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, is the youngest ever singer appointed as an Ambassador for the Save the Children.

Wonderful World - Jack's debut album - is out on 2 December 2013.

A minimum of 40p from the sale of every physical single and 50p from the sale of every digital single ("Tomorrow") will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.

A minimum of 50p per sale of the track "Tomorrow" as featured on the album Wonderful World will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.

A Good Old Fashioned Christmas - David Ireland - Big Issue Foundation

A fundraising single for The Big Issue Foundation by singer/songwriter David Ireland.