Bromsgrove single's Christmas No. 1 odds the same as Adele's

By Carl Jackson Wednesday 19 December 2012 Updated: 19/12 13:00

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Buy photos » NEW College media students behind the 'All the Broken Toys of Christmas' project and rightside; Sally Macreavy set to run the London Marathon for Sense, husband Sean Macreavy lead singer on the track and Virginia Von Malachowski from Sense. Picture by Carl Jackson.

A CHARITY single produced by Bromsgrove NEW College Students has amassed almost 5,000 YouTube hits and been given the same odds to land Christmas number one as Adele.

William Hill have put a price of 50-1 on 'All the Broken Toys at Christmas' topping favourites such as X Factor's James Arthur and The Justice Collective's charity single in honour of the Hillsborough tragedy for the December 25 top spot.

Incidentally the odds are better than those for the likes of Cheryl Cole.

Momentum has gained steadily for the quirky record which has been available for download on iTunes since the start of December.

It has got plenty of play on local radio across the West Midlands and even a mention on Chris Evans Radio 2 show.

At its peak it reached number 47 on the Amazon MP3 Christmas download chart ahead of festive classic 'Driving home for Christmas' by Chris Rea.

The five minute track is inspired by the childhood heartbreaks of faulty toys on Christmas day and not getting everything on the wish list sent to Santa.

Students and tutors from the Bromsgrove college have combined their efforts on the project and are eagerly anticipating sales figures from iTunes due to be released in January.

They are hoping to raise more than £3,000 which will be donated to Sense, a charity which supports deaf blind people.

Sean Macreavy, NEW College media tutor and lead singer on 'All the Broken Toys...' said: "We are really pleased by the response so far. Its being getting interest far and wide.

"We certainly need more, it would be lovely to tickle the lower reaches of the charts on Christmas day."

Sean who placed the bet himself, said it was unbelievable to be given the same odds as Adele and said he was holding onto the betting slip just in case.

A William Hill spokesman said: "We can confirm we gave the track the price ahead of some of the luminaries of the music world and traditional favourites.

"With all the focus been on James Arthur and The Justice Collection, it might be time for a real outsider to sneak up on the Christmas rail and steal the crown."

Type in 'All the Broken Toys at Christmas' on YouTube to watch the video or download the track on iTunes or Amazon.

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