Charity chart bid as single is re-released in tribute to Kerry

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KIRK Turnbull has confirmed this week that legendary dance anthem Freedom is to be re-released for charity.

The founder of dance outfit QFX revealed all proceeds would go to cancer charity CLIC Sargant following the death of former singer Kerry McGregor last week.

Ms McGregor became a household name when she appeared on The X Factor in 2006. She starred in the third series of the talent show which was eventually won by Leona Lewis. She was mentored by Sharon Osbourne and went out in the third week of the live finals.

The singer-songwriter, who lived with her partner and son in Pumpherston, West Lothian, used a wheelchair after breaking her back in an accident aged 13.

In the 1990s, she was a singer with Kirk’s dance outfit QFX and sang on their biggest hit, Freedom.

The song became a huge Scots dance smash and was a top 40 hit in 1997.

Sadly, however, the 37-year-old died after a brave battle against bladder cancer.

Kirk told the Hawick News this week: “When Kerry passed away last week I was quite upset as we got quite close when we did the single.

“I went online to pay my condolences and I noticed somebody had started a Facebook campaign to get the track back in the charts.

“I decided that if there were people out there supporting it then I’d push it and give the royalties to charity.

“It would be great to get it back in the charts and to raise as much money as possible.”

The single can be downloaded from ITunes.

Ms McGregor, who was laid to rest on Tuesday, also found fame as an actress, appearing on Grange Hill and Channel 4 series The Book Group.