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Coventry children's charity to benefit from X Factor winner Louisa Johnson's single

Coventry Editorial 14th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY charity for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions is set to benefit from the X Factor winner’s single.

The RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning Centre in Ash Green will receive a financial boost from X Factor winner Louisa Johnson’s cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’.

Proceeds from the single will go towards children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.

And through its partnership with Together for Short Lives, RNIB Pears Centre will see a cut of the money raised.

Welcoming the cash injection, managing director of RNIB Places, Sally Harvey said: “Our high health service at RNIB Pears Centre provides nursing care for children and young people who require long-term ventilation or who have life limiting and life threatening conditions.

“As well as specialist care and therapies, we also offer bespoke education packages for young people for whom attending school can be physically challenging.

“This fantastic support from The X Factor and Together for Short Lives will help us to enable children with complex health needs to reach their potential for learning, independence and fulfillment.”

Music mogul Simon Cowell added: “I have worked with these inspirational charities for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor winner’s single sales will help families who are going through such unimaginably difficult times.

“In 2015, raising funds for hospice care is more important than ever. The money we raise will make a real difference.”

Louisa Johnson, aged 17, was crowned The X Factor’s youngest winner after beating our fierce competition from duo Reggie ‘N’ Bollie in Sunday’s (December 13) final.

The single is available to download and buy in stores, with at least £1 for each CD and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK to be split equally between the charities.


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