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Elton backs Irish charity single for Lily-Mae
Sunday, December 16 2012

Elton has sent a personal get well soon message to a four-year-old Irish girl who has cancer, after one of his songs was used to help her cause.

lily-Mae Morrison, from County Galway, has been diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma. A charity cover version of Elton's song, Tiny Dancer, was released to raise money for cancer charities. The single has already spent two weeks at Number 1 in the Irish Single Charts. Some of Ireland's biggest recording stars, including Paddy Casey, Declan O'Rourke and Camille O'Sullivan, have all recorded vocals for the single. In total over 300 musicians sing or perform on the track. Elton John has backed the project by encouraging his fans to buy the single.

Lily-Mae's family were even more surprised when the discovered that Elton had recorded a personal message for Lily-Mae while he was on tour in New York. Her parents, Leighton Morrison and Judith Sibley, said they were "stunned" to discover the artist had taken the time to back their campaign and record the video.

The charity cover of Tiny Dancer had previously outsold entries from Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Rihanna, Olly Murs and One Direction in the Irish charts. The single is the fastest selling single in the Irish Republic this year and the fastest selling non-X Factor single of the last six years. It has also gone to Number 1 in the iTunes vocal chart in the UK, Australia and Luxembourg as well as charting in a number of other territories.

Any money raised from the single will be split between the Sunni Mae Trust and the Neuroblastoma Society.

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