‘Morning Sun’ is released on March 8 with all record company profits and artist royalties from UK digital single sales of the track going to Sport Relief
Robbie Williams, who celebrates 20 years in the music industry this year, has given his new single Morning Sun to Sport Relief as their official charity single for 2010. The song will be released on March 8, before Sport Relief weekend which falls between March 19 and March 21.
In conjunction with Virgin/EMI Records, all of the record company profits and artist royalties from digital single sales of the track in the UK will go to the charity, as will income from the writers and their publishers – Robbie Williams and Farrell Music, Danny Spencer, Kelvin Andrews and Chrysalis Music, Richard Scott , Scott Ralph and EMI Music Publishing, Don Black and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Robbie said today: “I am very happy to donate my time to help Sport Relief and I thank my co writers for doing the same. Please join us in helping this very worthwhile cause”.
Williams is involved with many charities including his own charity Give It Sum and also is Patron of the children’s charity, The Donna Louise Trust. He is an ambassador for the global children’s charity Unicef. This week he will also record a solo contribution to “Everybody Hurts”, the Helping Haiti charity single.
Robbie will accept the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at this year’s Brit awards.
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About Sport Relief
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 including a night of Sport Relief telly on BBC One and the Sport Relief Mile events across the UK on Sunday 21st March. All the cash raised will help transform the lives of those in desperate need across the UK and the world’s poorest countries.
Since its launch in 2002 over 1.25 million people have taken part in Sport Relief, helping to raise over £80 million. Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge, from David Walliams’ astonishing swim across the English Channel to Eddie Izzard’s truly amazing marathon a day around the UK. Further information is available on www.sportrelief.com
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).