Former X Factor star Nicky McDonald has teamed up with NHS doctors and nurses for a charity single.
Nicky, of Motherwell, joined together with the country’s frontline workers in the NHS and a host of other celebrities from Britain’s most popular television and reality shows on the single, that will see funds donated to NHS Charities Together in support of the Covid-19 appeal.
The chosen track, Mariah Carey’s Hero, has been engineered and produced by Ed John of Apple Acre Studios, and has seen Nicky collaborate from afar with Gogglebox’s Sandra Martin, Sandi Bogle and Amy Tapper; Towie’s Yazmin Oukhellou; Celebs Go Dating star Callum Izzard; Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi (pictured right); cage fighter and actor Alex Reid; Coronation Street actress Amanda Barrie; comedy legend Bobby Davro; and Benefits Street star Dee Kelly.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist and star of The Voice UK Divina De Campo, British boxing manager and promoter Kellie Maloney and Big Brother’s Simon Gross – the brainchild behind the incredible collaboration – also took part.
And 23-year-old Nicky was delighted to be asked to sing on the track.
He told the Advertiser: “I am really honoured to be a part of this charity single.
“It’s a single that is for a great cause, helping NHS Charities Together provide essential support to NHS staff, volunteers and patients during this awful coronavirus pandemic.
“It is available now to download so please check it out.”
Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “This is a great initiative and I urge the public to get behind it and download the single.
“The proceeds from it will go directly to NHS charities in every part of the country and help provide essential support to NHS staff, volunteers and patients.”
You can download the single via Amazon Music, Apple Music Deezer and Spotify, with all profits going to NHS Charities Together.
Find out more about their work at: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk