X Factor star Jack helps appeal

Mission Christmas toy appeal success - attended by 100 beneficiaries as well as Cash for Kids charity at Gaucho,  Park Row, Leeds'Cash For Kids Charity Manager Lisa Sullivan, back left ad Gaucho restaurant manager Amy Giardino with X Factor singer Jack Walton and girls from Getaway Girls, Harhills , Leeds at the luncheon
Mission Christmas toy appeal success - attended by 100 beneficiaries as well as Cash for Kids charity at Gaucho, Park Row, Leeds'Cash For Kids Charity Manager Lisa Sullivan, back left ad Gaucho restaurant manager Amy Giardino with X Factor singer Jack Walton and girls from Getaway Girls, Harhills , Leeds at the luncheon

X Factor star Jack Walton helped to make sure that more than 17,000 of the most needy children received a Christmas gift.

The 18-year-old Castleford singer signed up to be the latest patron of Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids charity’ which provides presents to underprivileged children across West Yorkshire.

The appeal saw more than £900,000 worth of gifts distributed to more than 17,000 children who otherwise wouldn’t have got a gift at Christmas.

Jack, who was voted off the X Factor during the live shows, said: “The charity is close to my heart as it’s close to home and I’ve lived with and know people who would benefit from support for Cash for Kids.”

The appeal, organised by 96.3 Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids charity, distributed gifts to children linked to charities including Barnardo’s, Getaway Girls, Martin House Hospice and Leeds Children’s Hospital among others for Christmas.

It finished with a celebratory lunch at Leeds restaurant Gaucho and Jack performed a few songs at the event.

The former Castleford Academy pupil will also perform at the Yorkshire Prom Show in Batley next month.

The show will take place at the Frontier, Bradford Road, on Thursday, February 12.

The event, which will include a fashion show and performances from Jack, starts at 7.30pm.

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