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'Heal The World' song launched for Red Balloon Centre in Liverpool

by Julian Hamilton. Published Sat 06 Jun 2009 09:38, last updated: 07/07/09
Bulief single - Heal the World
Bulief single - Heal the World

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Pop icon Michael Jackson has given his song 'Heal The World' to a group of young entertainers from Merseyside to help raise money for the James Bulger Red Balloon Centres Appeal.

The CD was given its official launch in Kirkby on Friday night after a charity ball was held in memory of the toddler killed in 1993.

With all proceeds going towards James Bulger House, a school for bullied children, hundreds packed into the Kirkby Civic Suite, in Liverpool, including James' mum Denise Fergus, and husband Stuart.

Family and friends of tragic youngsters Rhys Jones, Francesca Bimpson and Sarah Payne, also attended the night which hoped to raise £10,000.

The evening saw a host of singers and dancers, which included Britain's Got Talent favourites MD Productions, who appeared in the final of the hit TV show.

Numerous acts took to the stage for a four hour concert, which finished with a tear-jerking finale of a live performance of Heal The World, in front of a huge screen showing images of James, Rhys, Francesca and Sarah.

Event organiser Steve Linder said: ' I'm am absolutley delighted with the turnout. This shows the tremendous support for the Red Balloon Appeal.'

He added: 'The funding is in place for the James Bulger House. The Centre will accomodate roughly about 15 children, but they are never going to lose their education at school because of bullies at schools.'

'These kids are going to have the best education that we can offer them through our charity Red Balloon Learner Centres.'


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"I remember this so well,a truly tragic event,I have never forgotten James or his family,I will donate as often as I can,Hugs for you all.xxx" carol, UK around 5 years, 9 months ago

"It's wonderful to see James remembered like this,I will never forget him and I truly hope this house in his memory helps other children." carol, Uk around 5 years, 9 months ago

"How do we know he actually gave the song to this charity? Isn't copyright involved in all this??" Zahara, Pakistan around 5 years, 10 months ago

"I would like to thank to mj and the people who mentioned to me about RBC. Conglat!" tomoko hasegawa, kamakura, Japan around 6 years ago

"it is an honour and a priviledge to include Denise ,Stuart and family as our friends,we share a bond that can never be broken thanks xxxxxxx" Kieron Bimpson Francesca`s Dad, Liverpool around 6 years ago

"This is wonderful and I am so excited for Denise and James. Denise,you look beautiful and happy! " Sarah Cundiff, U.S. around 6 years, 1 month ago


"I'm so thrilled about this single and that the gala event went so well. Denise looks so beautiful and happy too! Thanks to Bulief and MJ!!" Ali Lightfoot, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada around 6 years, 1 month ago

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