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Shane Filan is on song for children's hospitals

By David Young

Published 07/12/2015

Fundraiser: Shane Filan
Fundraiser: Shane Filan

A former Westlife star is hoping to top the Christmas charts in Ireland with a charity single benefiting children's hospitals in Belfast and Dublin.

Shane Filan has recorded When I Grow Up from the Grammy-nominated musical Matilda.

Proceeds from sales of the single will benefit the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the Children's Medical Research Foundation at Crumlin in Dublin.

The team behind the recording are aiming to beat X-Factor to Christmas No.1 in the Irish charts.

Aideen Keaney, clinical director for anaesthetics and surgery and consultant paediatric anaesthetist at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, said: "We are delighted to be included in this project."

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