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Let’s get Lyra to Christmas number one!

A little girl who won the hearts of the nation last Christmas with her record to raise money for Brain Tumour Research is back!

Pint-sized singing sensation Lyra Cole stormed the charts a year ago with her version of Sir Cliff Richard’s When A Child is Born. This year, she is bringing some much-needed magic to the Christmas season with her cover of Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone.

The single is available to download from Friday 4th December with all proceeds coming to the charity.


Lyra and her family know only too well the pain of a brain tumour diagnosis. Lyra was just five months old when she underwent surgery to remove a low-grade choroid plexus papilloma. Within months, Lyra was struggling to see and underwent a second procedure a year later which thankfully restored her sight.

Now aged seven, Lyra leads an exciting life. She has filmed a super-cute video, set on The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, to accompany the single which also features her brother Charlie, four.

We are extremely grateful to Lyra and her family for helping to raise awareness of this devastating disease and are excited to see how close she can get to the coveted number one slot this year.


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