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Justice Collective top the UK charts!

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After weeks of campaigning and promoting, football fans around the world have achieved an historic feat – the Justice Collective's Hillsborough charity single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' is Christmas No.1!

Following widespread support for the track - a cover of the original Hollies song featuring some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams - it was confirmed as the highest seller of the week on Sunday.

Competition had been provided by X-Factor winner James Arthur with 'Impossible', but even the 24-year-old himself asked the public to purchase 'He Ain't Heavy' to ensure it finished in top spot before Christmas.

Football supporters, both Liverpool and otherwise, backed the song from its inception, and clubs across the country have given their support by playing the record at half-time during league fixtures.

Celebrities, politicians, football figures and contributors to the recording have all used social media to raise awareness about the single, while Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made an impassioned plea for fans to buy the track on Thursday.

All funds raised by the song will be used to aid the Hillsborough families' ongoing campaign for justice on behalf of the 96 people who lost their lives during the tragedy in 1989.

That battle received several significant boosts earlier this week - with the High Court decision to quash the original inquest verdicts into the disaster and the Government's pledge to fund future legal costs for the families.

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