Confirmed: The X Factor 2012 winner's single to aid charity Together For Short Lives

The X Factor is back!Syco Music has today announced that this year's The X Factor winner's single will be released in support of kids' charity Together For Short Lives.

The Sony-owned record label will donate all of its profits - at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download - to the cause, which helps care for children suffering from life-threatening and terminal illnesses.

The final two contestants will perform the yet-to-be-confirmed song on the live grand final on December 9th, with the winning version expected to be released immediately afterwards.

It is the first time in the show's history that the winners' single has benefited a charity. Further details of the track will be released in due course.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell - a long-term patron of Together For Short Lives - said: "It is such an inspiring and important charity for so many kids and their families who really need help and support.

"These hospices are really happy and positive places and are a complete lifeline for so many families. Having worked with this charity for many years I have been able to see first hand how they have impacted so many lives, and I’m delighted that The X Factor’s winner single sales will go directly to helping them."

Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives, added: “We are so delighted to benefit from The X Factor Charity single this year. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity that speaks for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.

"Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, when and where they need it. We work with the specialist services that care for these children and families, including children’s hospices, and every single bought will make a huge difference.

"These services are a real lifeline and your money will help to support families with the challenges of daily life so children and families make the most of precious time together.”

Together For Short Lives was the beneficiary of last year's standalone X Factor charity track 'Wishing On A Star', which featured JLS and One Direction.

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