X Factor star Jack Walton backs Christmas charity appeal

X Factor Contestant Jack Walton, promotes Mission Christmas at Radio Aire, Leeds
X Factor Contestant Jack Walton, promotes Mission Christmas at Radio Aire, Leeds

X Factor star Jack Walton is helping to make sure that the most needy children get a gift this Christmas after giving a charity his backing.

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

Jack, of Aketon Road, is urging people to don their best festive attire for the charity’s Christmas Jumper Day on Wednesday, December 10.

The teenager, who was voted off the X Factor during the live shows, said: “Wear your Christmas jumper to work or school and help raise funds for sick and deprived children across West Yorkshire this Christmas.

“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.”

Fundraising from the event will help the charity buy gifts for youngsters.

Cash for Kids sends gifts to organisations helping some of the county’s most needy children including Martin House Hospice, Candlelighters, local children’s hospitals, Barnado’s and social services.

Last year’s appeal saw the charity deliver more than £828,000 worth of gifts to more than 15,000 children across the region.

Lisa Sullivan, charity manager at Cash for Kids, said: “This will really help boost our profile which in turn means we can help more needy children in West Yorkshire.”

For more information on the charity or to donate, visit www.radioaire.com/missionchristmas or telephone 0113 283 5555.