AN East Lancashire firm hoping to raise thousand for charity with its annual fundraising Christmas video has confirmed it has gone live.

Staff and customers at XLCR in Colne recorded a version of ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’ to get in the festive spirit at the end of last month.

The video has now been released online and the business said every time it is liked or shared the business will donate 50p to charity.

The money raised will be split between four local charities: Colne in Bloom; Sibes and Sled Dogs Husky Welfare; Wil’s Wishes and BK’s Heroes.

Lee Duerden, XLCR's chief executive, said: " “It’s just a bit of Christmas fun, it helps bring us all together.

"We do this just to raise attention to some charities who do so much good work in our area."

This is the third year the business has taken part in a charity Christmas fundraising video.

Two years ago they raised around £6,000 with their take on ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.

Last year they raised around £15,000 with their ‘Driving Homes For Christmas’ cover.

The contract car hiring business is based in Albert Road.

To view the video visit XLCR Vehicle Management Limited Facebook page.

People can also donate at and