Chart success for Joining Jack

Number one in the singer/songwriter chart
Number one in the singer/songwriter chart
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JOINING Jack has captured the hearts of thousands and achieved so much over the past few months ... and now the charity is hoping to top the charts as well.

Gaining the support of many of the country’s top celebrities, the job of raising awareness is well on its way.

The charity was set up by former Wigan rugby player Andy Johnson and his wife Alex, following the devastating news last year that their four-year-old son Jack has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

There is no cure for the muscle-wasting illness with sufferers’ life-expectancy at little over 20 years.

The charity’s latest goal is one which seems mind-blowing, yet has also proven to be a realistic once.

Pupils from Sacred Heart primary school in Springfield have recorded the Joining Jack single and enjoyed enormous success since they released it on Friday.

The youngsters performed in front of more than 21,000 people at the Wigan v St Helens match and have seen the song soar through the charts, peaking at number 24 in the live iTunes dowloands chart, number eight in the official indie chart and, amazingly, number one in the singer-songwriter chart.

The aim is to go even bigger though and claim the overall number one spot this week.

All proceeds from the song, which is being sold on iTunes, go to the charity.