Sheffield Hospitals Charity will benefit from a special single that aims to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, break a world record, and raise funds for NHS charities across the UK.

The making of the track ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’, was featured in a one off ITV show, where some of the biggest names in show business joined forces with NHS staff from around the UK to sing the Beatles’ classic.    

The charity single, produced by Brit award-winning John Cohen, features an array of stars from across the last seven decades including Seal, Beverley Knight, Guy Garvey and many more.

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Sheffield Hospitals Charity is supporting the project, as some of the proceeds from the single will be received by the charity to help fund improvements that will benefit patients and staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 

David Reynolds, Director at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said:

“We are so proud and humbled to be a part of such an exciting initiative. It’s not the first time that an NHS single has made it to the top spot, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it won’t be the last.

“We are encouraging everyone to get on board and buy this track. Funds raised will help all NHS charities, including us.”

This latest mission into the charts follows the NHS Choir’s 2015 hit single A Bridge Over You, which beat Justin Bieber to that year’s UK Christmas number one spot.

Let's break the world record and get the NHS to the top spot!

Joe Blunden of NHS Elect, added: “Having so many big names supporting us is a dream come true, and with the support of our NHS colleagues and patients we really hope we can break the record and get to number one.”

 Ashley Banjo, English street dancer, choreographer and actor, said: “We want to recognise and celebrate the hardworking and dedicated staff who keep the NHS going every day and highlight the human kindness at the heart of the incredible care and treatment they make available to every single one of us.”

All proceeds from the charity single, which was released on 6 July, will go to the NHS Charities Together, a group of more than 130 NHS charities, including Sheffield Hospitals Charity, that have come together to celebrate the NHS' 70th birthday.

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