Singer releases charity single for Sheffield hospital

Katie Melua performing at Sheffield City Hall.

Katie Melua performing at Sheffield City Hall.

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Singer-songwriter Katie Melua has released a charity single to raise cash for The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.

Katie, who is married to Doncaster-born former Superbike World Champion James Toseland, who grew up in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, recorded a cover of Black’s ‘Wonderful Life’ for Premier Inn’s latest advertising campaign.

Katie Melua performing at Sheffield City Hall.

Katie Melua performing at Sheffield City Hall.

The new advert features picturesque scenes from across the UK set to the sound of Katie’s cover of Wonderful Life, with all UK and Ireland artist and record label royalties on sales going to The Children’s Hospital Charity in Sheffield and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Internationally-renowned Katie is a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity, which fundraises for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The charity’s Make it Better Appeal is raising cash to build a brand new wing, complete with three new wards with mostly private en-suite rooms with parent beds so families can be together.

Katie said: “With this release, we’re helping to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and The Children’s Hospital Charity, for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“I have immense respect for the work these two organisations do. I have been a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity for many years. Sheffield Children’s Hospital sees children from all over the country, and the charity works to ensure it remains at the forefront of paediatric care.”

David Vernon-Edwards, director of The Children’s Hospital Charity, in Sheffield said: “We are delighted that our incredible patron Katie Melua has chosen to support us with her latest single.

“It is a brilliant track as part of a great ad campaign by Premier Inn and we hope it will raise vital funds for our Make it Better appeal.

“We already have some of the country’s best clinicians, so now we need to build world-class facilities so our young patients can get better in a hospital designed with them in mind.”