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Duchess of Cambridge’s charity to benefit from the X Factor Winner’s Christmas single

One of the organisations supported by the Duchess of Cambridge will benefit from the X Factor’s winner’s song, which be released as a charity single.

The track, which will be released after this year’s winner is announced, will be in aid of Together for Short Lives and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Together for Short Lives is the organisation which represents UK children’s hospices including Each Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), of which the Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron.


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On Sunday’s X Factor results show, a short video clip showed the work carried our by EACH and how the organisation is one of the only children’s hospices that offers dialysis outside of a hospital settling which causes less stress for families in need of the treatment.

“As we rely so heavily on donations, we’re excited to be benefitting from the sales of this year’s single and especially delighted for our care services to be featured in the appeal film,” Simon Hempsall, EACH’s head of marketing explained ahead of the show.

He added it was “a special chance to showcase the important services we provide for local children, young people and families”.

New mum Kate announced in January 2012 that she would become the Royal Patron of EACH and two months later formally opened the Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich.

In a letter to EACH in October, the Duchess praised the work carried out and revealed she was “truly honoured” to be part of the organisation.

“Hundreds of families depend on the services EACH provides,” she said in the letter. “So it is wonderful and encouraging to know that in the last year they offered even more care to even more families than ever before.”

The winner of X Factor will be crowned on December 15 with the song being available to download shortly after.

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