Huddersfield's Forget Me Not Hospice could be in for a bumper windfall, thanks to X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

His single looks set to reach the coveted Christmas number one slot, bringing in tens of thousands of pounds.

And some of that money will be making its way to the Brackenhall-based Hospice.

Haenow is already beating his closest rival, Mark Ronson, according to the midweek chart, after selling 107,000 copies, 33,000 more than him, since his single Something I Need was released on Sunday night when he won the TV talent show.

Ronson had previously been suggested as the most realistic contender for the prized top slot for his track, Uptown Funk track with Bruno Mars.

The Brackenhall-based hospice has been put in line to receive some of the money, which is being donated by Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco to the charity’s partner organisation, Together for Short Lives.

The charity, which helps the centre and other Hospices, was chosen as one of X Factor’s chosen charities this year.

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Liz Paver, director of fundraising at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice said: “We want to say a huge congratulations to Ben, he’s done really well. “We’re so pleased his single is going to generate money for all the families that we support.

“It will make such a difference and it will help us to continue creating those special moments that they will remember forever.”

If Ben wins, it will make him the seventh out of 11 X-Factor winners to clinch a festive chart-topper.

But chart bosses say the race is not over just yet, with figures for online streaming to be included which could make a difference to the final result. The crucial chart is set to be released on Sunday evening.

Ed Sheeran’s hit Thinking Out Loud is on course to claim the number three slot, according to data in the midweek chart.