A physical copy of her single has only just gone on sale this morning but Sam Bailey’s single has already reached the top of the download charts.
Her debut single, Skyscraper can be purchased now in Harborough from Sainsbury’s in Springfield Street.
Staff at Sainsbury’s were celebrating having the single by the former Gartree Prison officer for sale in store this morning.
Sales of the single will also help to benefit Leicestershire Hospice Rainbows.
Syco will donate 100 per cent of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives, of which Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is a member.
This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives, said: “Skyscraper single is fantastic and with such a talent behind it, we couldn’t have asked for a better boost for single sales.
“We wish Sam all the luck in the world. Working with X Factor is transformational.
“The sales of Sam’s single will make a real difference to the incredible lifeline services, like children’s hospices, who support the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
“Buying the X Factor winner’s single Skyscraper, will help families to continue benefiting from these incredible services.
“By doing this you’ll be helping families to make the most of every precious moment.”
Sam took the X Factor crown on Sunday evening after beating Scotland’s Nicholas McDonald.
Patricia Brookes, fundraising director at Rainbows, said: “A share of the proceeds from the winner’s single will come to Rainbows to help us support the children and families we work with.
“Your purchase will help us continue our services which are a lifeline to them.”
A host of leading music retailers have stepped up to donate their share of profits from The X Factor’s winner’s single to the charities.
And the government has also agreed to waive the VAT on sales of the winning contestant’s single.
This means that even more money will go directly to support some of the UK’s most unwell children and ensure they and their families receive the best possible care.