Help For Heroes veterans and families invited to watch The X Factor!


Help For Heroes charity were invited to watch rehearsals for this weekend’s X Factor live shows and to be in the audience on Sunday.

Tom Dymond © 2016
Tom Dymond © 2016

To mark Remembrance Sunday, Simon Cowell and the X Factor judges invited veterans and their families from the Help For Heroes charity to watch rehearsals for this weekend’s X Factor live shows and to be in the audience to watch this Sunday’s show.

During rehearsals the veterans and their families got to watch the remaining contestants and to meet the judges and Dermot O’Leary.

As part of Sunday night’s show the contestants will also be marking Remembrance Sunday in their group ensemble performance singing ‘Rise Up’.

John Voss, Help for Heroes Band of Brothers Ambassador attended the day and said: “It’s a complete privilege for us, our family, children and friends to be invited along through Help for Heroes by Simon Cowell and his amazing team at X Factor to this weekend’s show and see the behind the scenes action.

“Remembrance is a special time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and it’s an honour to be here to bring awareness to the ongoing needs of our wounded and remember this together. A huge thank you to everyone involved, it truly is a brilliant show to be a part of.”

Help for Heroes beneficiaries were incredibly honoured to be invited to The X Factor again this year continuing a great relationship with the show.

Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided through grants direct to our Heroes and their families, grants to other charities and through four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK.

A recent study launched in January 2016 by Help for Heroes and King’s College London found of the 750,000 men and women who served as Regulars between 1991 and 2014, at least 66,000 need long term support.

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