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Could this Suffolk pop choir reach Christmas number one with their St Elizabeth Hospice charity single?

PUBLISHED: 16:48 18 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 20 November 2017

The UK Pop Chorus singing at a Christmas event in Framlingham. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The UK Pop Chorus singing at a Christmas event in Framlingham. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A charity single penned and performed by a Suffolk-based community choir could be in the running for Christmas number one.

That’s according to an Essex social media campaigner who helped Rage Against The Machine and the Justice Collective for the 96 of Hillsborough rocket to the top spot in previous years.

Jon Morter, from South Woodham Ferrers, tweeted support for Pop Chorus as they announced chart-topping success for their debut single Always.

Recorded to raise cash for St Elizabeth Hospice, the song was released yesterday and as of last night had already shot up to number two in the Amazon UK download chart.

Today it ranks at number six but members of the choir are hoping to climb the chart once again to collect as much money as possible for the Suffolk hospice.

Ahead of the song’s release, Pop Chorus founder Yula Andrews said: “We’re thrilled to be recording such a beautiful song with such experienced producers.

“It was very inspiring to hear from the patients what the hospice means to them, so we’re humbled to use our singing to help raise awareness and money for this vital local charity.” Over the last few days, the professional singer and vocal coach has been tweeting high-profile celebrities in a bid to rally their support.

Adrian Rawlinson, head of communications at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We cannot thank Yula and Pop Chorus enough.

“The quality of this song is beyond our wildest expectations.

“It is beautifully sung, professionally recorded, and produced, and the fact that the words have come from people who have experienced our care makes it even more special.

“It deserves to be very successful.”

Always is now available to download or stream from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, with profits going to the charity.

Will the single get your vote?

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