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Charitable fan backs acoustic duo's bid for Christmas number one

PUBLISHED: 12:13 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:13 29 November 2016

Tom Harrison and Michael Dale form I am the Cold Man, who are aiming to be 2016's Christmas number one

Tom Harrison and Michael Dale form I am the Cold Man, who are aiming to be 2016's Christmas number one

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I am the Cold Man have teamed up with Prevent Breast Cancer

A mysterious philanthropist has given his backing to an acoustic folk duo’s bid to reach number one.

I am the Cold Man announced earlier this month they were going to push their new single, Christmas Dreams, to number one and ‘put the Christmas back into Christmas number one’.

Now the band, comprised of Beckenham resident Michael Dale and band mate Tom Harrison, have announced that a mystery fan has pledged to donate £1 for every download the single receives, to Prevent Breast Cancer.

Mr Dale, formerly of St Christophers’ prep school said: “We are so grateful for everyone who has already pre ordered the song and the thousands of people who have watched the video.

“We really hope that by teaming up with Prevent Breast Cancer we can help raise money for the amazing work they do whilst also getting a festive song back to the chart summit where it belongs.”

Vocalist, pianist and trumpet player Mr Harrison is keen to ‘take on the pop establishment whilst supporting a worthy cause’.

He said: “Back in the mid to late 1980s there was always a Christmas-themed song at number one. But since Band Aid in 2004 we haven’t had one, and we want to change that.

“Christmas is all about giving and so we are encouraging as many people as possible to download our song and help make a difference.”

Nikki Barraclough, executive director of Prevent Breast Cancer, said: “We’re thrilled to learn that one of our supporters has pledged to raise up to £10,000 for the charity.

“It’s incredibly generous and fantastic to know that everyone adding the single to their Christmas playlist is doing so for a good cause.

“Our research is funded solely through donations and, in order to achieve our ultimate goal of preventing breast cancer, we need a great deal of support from members of the public.”

‘Christmas Dreams’ has been released on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon music, Apple music and various other music platforms. To see a full list of where to download the single visit www.iamthecoldman.co.uk.

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