A WOODLEY window cleaner is hoping to raise thousands of pounds by releasing a festive charity single.

Dan Allen, of Comet Way, decided to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) after he was inspired by a brave girl's battle with heart failure.

Tia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy when she was only two and continues to receive regular car from the hospital nine years later.

Mr Allen is also raising funds in memory of a young boy called Dylan, who died when he was only four months old from whooping cough.

He said: "Tia became so ill and she was transferred to GOSH. After 14 heart surgeries all of which failed Tia's only option was to go onto a life support machine called the Berlin heart while she waited for a transplant.

"After five months, Tia got the transplant that she needed and five weeks later she was able to go home.

"Tia is now 11 years old and still receives continuous care from GOSH. Her parents Stacy and Daniel say it is the best place in the world, the care Tia received was amazing and they owe them so much."

Mr Allen, 41, admits to being a stranger to music, but with the help of Nigel Riley and Simon Ransom he was able to record 'Santa's on His Way'.

The Christmas appeal has already raised more than £1,500.

Mr Allen added: "I would like to dedicate this song to Dylan, Tia and all families that have lost a child or have seriously ill children.

"Dylan parents are very close friends of mine and live near to me. Dylan sadly passed away at GOSH when he was only four months old after a brave battle.

"Kelly and Ian, Dylan's parents have always spoken so highly about the care he received and also the amazing support that was given to them and their family and friends from the dedicated staff at GOSH.

"I have never played in a band before, but I love music and I saw a good opportunity to do something good for charity."

Click here to make a donation to the fundraising page.