London Hospices Choir Leads Early Race for Christmas No. 1

On Saturday, following 24 hours of sales, OfficialCharts.com confirmed that the London Hospices Choir was leading the race for Christmas No. 1, ahead of Rag N Bone Man and Inspiral Carpets.

The choir of staff, patients and volunteers from 18 hospices across London have released a cover of Mike & Mechanics’ The Living Years, with all profits from the sale of the single being divided between the 18 hospices involved, helping them to support those reaching the end of their lives, and their families.

Lead vocalist Paul Carrack said, “The Living Years has been an important song for me for many years, but this is the version that means the most. Recording it with this incredibly special group of people for such a worthwhile cause has created some kind of magic. It’s a powerful and inspiring track, and I hope that everyone gets behind it this Christmas.”

‘The Living Years’ by The London Hospices Choir and Paul Carrack is available to buy now from iTunes and Amazon and stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer