Susan Boyle joins Save the Children as Global Ambassador
Our latest global ambassador is set to top the charts around the world when her extraordinary new duet with Elvis Presley is released as a Christmas single to raise vital funds for our work in Britain and overseas.
The global singing star will release ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ on 8 December. She is the first British artist ever to have a posthumous duet with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. All profits from the track outside the United States will be donated to Save the Children.
Susan, who shot to fame in 2009’s Britain’s Got Talent and then went on to conquer the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, has already visited one of our Families and Schools Together (FAST) projects in Glasgow.
Watch her visit to the project:
Speaking about her new role with Save the Children and her upcoming Christmas single, Susan said:
“Duetting with Elvis was beyond my wildest dreams. And now that this is able to raise money and help children is simply fantastic. I’ve had the privilege of spending time with families from a FAST programme, Families & Schools Together, that is run at a school in Glasgow.
“To see the money raised in action and the difference it makes to these families is wonderful. It really does help people. The children from the FAST programme also joined me for the music video, we had a lovely two days and the children were fabulous. They were all stars!”
‘Inspired us all’
Justin Forsyth, our chief executive, said: “Every year, more than 6 million children in the poorest parts of the world die from easily preventable causes like diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. Some children lose their lives simply because they can’t get the nutritious food that they need.
“As one of Britain’s most famous talents, whose story has inspired us all, we know that Susan will raise awareness of these important issues as well as funds that will help Save the Children make a difference to stamp out preventable deaths of children across the globe and help poor children in the UK fulfil their potential.”
To date Susan’s previous four albums, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘The Gift’, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ and ‘Standing Ovation’ have sold over 20 million copies and stormed to the top of the charts in over 38 countries. She has had over 130 platinum and gold albums in four years and two Grammy nominations.
Profits from sales of ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ in the USA will be donated to the Elvis Foundation.