Exmouth urged to back Christmas song

Exmouth is being asked to get behind a composer from Exmouth whose Christmas song will support nine different charities.

A professional composer with family in Exmouth is hoping the town will download his Christmas song, backing a charity appeal.

Last year, Leigh Haggerwood - whose mother Beverley Palmer and sister Kelly Haggerwood live in Trefusis Terrace - hit the headlines when his group The Florin Street Band, attempted to beat the X-Factor finalist to the Christmas number one.

The band’s festive hit, My Favourite Time of Year, has this year been chosen by ITV to be the theme music for a Christmas charity appeal, supporting nine causes.

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The profits from this year’s UK downloads of the band’s song will be split equally between the nine Text Santa charities and Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

Composer Leigh said: “We always felt it would take time for the song to become established and the past year has proved it.

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“Since its original release in 2010, My Favourite Time of Year has touched people around the world and looks set to become a classic.”

The nine charities are: Carers UK, Crisis, Help the Hospices, Samaritans, WRVS, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, The Noah’s Ark Appeal, Helping Hand, and Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

For more information go to www.florinstreet.com

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