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Sooty Charity Single For Childline

  • A Sooty Charity Single will help raise money for Childline this Christmas

The magic little bear has joined up with pals Sweep and Soo along with Richard Cadell and Childline, to release a charity Christmas single.

The Most Magical Time Of The Year, can be downloaded for £4 with all proceeds going to charity Childline.

The charity is a counselling service run by the NSPCC for children, who can get in contact by themselves. They receive calls from thousands of children looking for help due to their experiences of abuse, neglect or struggling with their mental health.

“There are so many children for whom Christmas is not a joyful time of year, but a time when they are trapped in homes that are unsafe and they feel scared, isolated and alone,” Dame Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline, said.

“That’s why Childline will be open 24 hours a day, all over the festive period, to give children the help and support they need. And by buying Sooty’s first-ever Christmas single the public will help us continue to be here for all children this Christmas, and the next. We are incredibly grateful to Sooty and his crew for their wonderful support.”

As well as the Christmas single, a brand-new digitial, downloads enable children access to an online Winter Village over Christmas as Sooty’s World.

Sooty is 75 years old in 2023, and is the star of the longest running children’s TV show in the world. Fans of the Sooty universe can also visit the new Sooty Land at Crealy Theme Park & Resort in Devon as well as enjoy the show which is still airing on ITV.

Presenter & owner of The Sooty Show, Richard Cadell said: “Sooty has been bringing magic into children’s lives for over seven decades. As Sooty’s owner and presenter of over 20 years, I have never been more proud of the little bear and this Christmas campaign. Not only does it bring everyone some Christmas cheer, but it will also make a huge difference to so many. Childline is an incredible organisation. The money raised will enable them to give life-changing help to even more children. I am thrilled Sooty can help them do this.”

For more information or to download the single, visit