THE X FACTOR PLEDGE MONIES FROM THIS WEEKEND’S SHOWS TO DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE
Simon Cowell announced on his Twitter earlier today The X Factor are supporting Philippines Typhoon Appeal backed by The Sun Newspaper.
The X Factor can announce they are donating monies from this weekend’s X Factor UK contestant vote and this weekend’s live performance downloads to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee.
ITV, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle will together donate a minimum of 50p from every track downloaded from this weekend’s X Factor live performances to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. They will also together donate 15p of every contestant vote cast on this weekend’s X Factor to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.
Simon Cowell said: “All of us around the world have been horrified by the scenes of utter devastation that have appeared on our television screens and in our newspapers. The Philippines is suffering from a natural disaster that is almost too unbelievable to understand and they need our help now. “
“We are playing our part on The X Factor to support these people who desperately need our help.”
Saleh Saeed, DEC Chief Executive, said: “We are incredibly grateful for this support from The X-Factor which will help us reach a different audience. More than 11 million people have had their lives torn apart by the Philippines Typhoon – they urgently need food, water and emergency shelter. Our member agencies will make sure that all money donated by X-Factor viewers will be used to provide help to those people affected.”