Together for Short Lives And The X Factor Charity Single…

The profile and funds generated by the X Factor will make such a difference to this critical work.

The single, a cover of the Rose Royce classic Wishing on a Star costs £3.99 and is available to pre order at HMV and Amazon now, and via download on 27 November on Syco Music.

Together for Short Lives is the only charity representing the estimated 23,500 children and young people across the UK who are unlikely to reach adulthood.

The charity works to ensure that every one of these children and their families get the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.

The X Factor Charity Single is a unique and extraordinary opportunity to tell the public about the issues faced by these children, young people and their families.Providing care – often 24 hours a day, seven days a week – can place families under enormous emotional, physical and financial strain.

Relationships can suffer; careers may have to be abandoned; well brothers and sisters can feel left out; and normal family activities become almost impossible.

Many remarkable organisations, including children’s hospices embrace not only the physical, but the emotional, social and spiritual elements of care, focusing on quality of life for the child or young person, and practical support for the family.

However, while there are some excellent services available, many families struggle to access co-ordinated care when and where they need it.

Together for Short Lives is here to help. It could be as simple as signposting a parent to a place that can take care of their ill child while they take their well sister to Brownies, or providing them with a ‘family companion’ booklet to help families work through what to expect, and where they can find help.

Together for Short Lives: Helps families know about care available to them- Works with organisations so that they continue offer the highest standards of care.

Raises and distributes funds to essential care organisations.Provides a voice for children, families and providers, ensuring they are heard by Governments.

Highlights the needs of children, young people and their families requiring support.

The profile and funds generated by the X Factor will make such a difference to this critical work.

Claire Justine

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  1. RAHKed
    3rd December 2011 / 6:06 pm

    Wow sounds like a great organization, I'm glad you are highlighting it during a blog hop so that it will get a lot of attention. I look forward to following you, hopefully you can return the follow…….

  2. Francesca R
    3rd December 2011 / 9:30 pm

    I didn't know about this great initiative, I think it's very important!thanks for sharing this!Come to see my blog and if you like let's follow each other!xx

  3. Kassi
    4th December 2011 / 2:47 am

    What a wonderful charitable idea! I love to see when people come together and touch lives. I am a new follower, would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you're interested!

  4. Clairejustine
    4th December 2011 / 1:40 pm

    @RAHKedThank you for the comment and following :)going to follow back 🙂

  5. Clairejustine
    4th December 2011 / 1:41 pm

    @Francesca R thank you 🙂 I will pop over now 🙂

  6. Clairejustine
    4th December 2011 / 1:44 pm

    @Kassi Thank you:) will pop over and follow 🙂

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