Keith brings his ‘coat of many colours’ to Glenrothes

Keith with the young people in Glenrothes. �DN Anderson
Keith with the young people in Glenrothes. �DN Anderson

‘JOSEPH’ star Keith Jack made some festive dreams come true, by debuting his Christmas single at a Glenrothes disability respite centre run by Scotland’s children’s charity Aberlour.

The musicals star, who shot to fame as the runner up on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’, has announced his support for the charity by becoming an official celebrity ambassador.

He has recorded a version of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas and Michael Buble’s Home, which he plans to release with all proceeds donated to the organisation, which is the largest solely Scottish children’s charity.

And he wanted to make sure that the first people to hear it were the young people supported by Aberlour.

Keith, who was born in Edinburgh, said: “I am proud to be an official ambassador for Aberlour as I think the work they do in this country is amazing.

“It has been a pleasure to meet some of the children and young people they support, especially as so many of them love music, singing and dancing just like I do.

“Although I travel all over the country performing in ‘Joseph’ and other roles, I am very proud of my Scottish roots.

“To be able to make a difference to a charity which supports vulnerable young people in Scotland is very important to me.

“I hope lots of people download and buy the single when it is released and perhaps we could raise a great sum of money, which would be the best Christmas gift of all.”

Keith performed his single at Aberlour Options Fife, a service which offers short respite breaks to children with disabilities.

He also took along his technicolour dreamcoat to show the young people, who attend an after-school club at the service.

Aberlour has more than 40 services across Scotland, including full-time residential care for children who have suffered great trauma, the country’s only refuge for runaways and a unique rehabilitation facility which keeps mothers and children together in a supported environment.

Aberlour fundraising manager, Marie-Claire Jones, said: ““We are delighted that our latest celebrity ambassador Keith Jack has decided to release a Christmas single in our honour.

“We want to say a big thanks to Keith for coming out to perform for the young people at our after-school club who loved getting the chance to see a real musical star in action. So many of our young people love singing and dancing too, and this will have made their Christmas.”

Home/White Christmas will be available to download from iTunes from Sunday.

For more information about Aberlour Child Care Trust, visit: www.aberlour.org.uk