'˜Blackpool needs to come together' - Song recorded by youngsters eyes the Christmas number one spot

A heart-warming festive song recorded by youngsters from across the Fylde coast will go on sale tomorrow '“ with hopes of reaching the Christmas number one spot.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:23 pm
Children from 10 schools across the Fylde coast took part

The song, A Christmas Miracle, delivers a message about how people can help ‘turn the world around’ through their own actions, and was recorded at Blackpool Sixth Form by college students and pupils from 10 schools.

On sale from 69p, any cash raised will go towards helping children living in poverty, with the campaign – given the hashtag#bethemiracle – backed by Corrie stars and various other celebrities.

Blackpool Sixth music tutor Ash Goodinson, who passionately co-ordinated the song alongside fellow musician John Stevens, called on Blackpool ‘to come together’ following weeks of bad headlines about the town.

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Tina O'Brien, who plays Sarah Platt in Coronation Street, has shown her support

“We are raising money for charity and it’s a good news story,” he said. “Children are helping children.

“The song has been filmed, produced, and recorded by young people. The youngest was four and the oldest is at university. They have united to do this.”

Blackpool Tower will light up in support of the single tomorrow, while a campaign video will be shown at attractions across the town.

“We’ve been bowled over by the level of support we’ve been offered,” Ash added.

Alan Halsall, whose character Tyrone Dobbs has long walked the cobbles of Coronation Street, has also backed the campaign

The single will be sold on Amazon for 69, iTunes for 79p, and Google Play for 99p, and will challenge the winner of The X Factor for number one.

The proceeds will go to The Children’s Society.

Tina O'Brien, who plays Sarah Platt in Coronation Street, has shown her support
Alan Halsall, whose character Tyrone Dobbs has long walked the cobbles of Coronation Street, has also backed the campaign