A SINGING star has released a charity single in memory of her baby son - and in a bid to help others share their stories of grief.

Kiki Deville, who lives in Earby, is patron of Derian House Children’s Hospice, where her son Dexter was cared for during his short life.

The entertainer, best-known for her appearances on ITV’s The Voice UK and BBC’s All Together Now, wrote the heartfelt song, titled The Day, in memory of Dexter, alongside singer/songwriter Angus Powell during the lockdown earlier this year.

After losing Dexter to Zellweger Syndrome in 2007, aged just one month and three days-old, Kiki became a passionate spokesperson for parental bereavement. She was made official patron of Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, where Dexter died, and works tirelessly to raise awareness of organisations that help parents come to term with their loss.

Kiki said: “I have campaigned loudly that we remove the stigma attached with bereavement and grief, and that we start to allow people to talk about their experiences and give them platforms on which to do that.

“With this single, we’re not looking for chart success. We’re not even looking to be played on the radio. But we are looking to give people a song that they can connect with.

“I want anyone who has been touched by bereavement to be able to share their grief and share the stories of their loved ones, without any judgement.”

Children’s charities, Derian House and the umbrella charity for the UK’s children’s hospices, Together For Short Lives, will receive 30 per cent of the profits from iTunes sales of The Day.

Kiki added: “These incredible children’s charities are both crucial to families with children with life threatening and life limiting conditions, and both have suffered greatly due to the global pandemic, with an enormous amount of their fundraising stalled.”

Caroline Taylor, communications and marketing manager at Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “We are beyond proud of our wonderful Patron Kiki for her new single, and are thrilled that she has chosen to donate a percentage of the profits of each sale to help us care for children and young adults at Derian House.

“Our aim is to make sure the life of every child matters, and to ensure that our families are able to make the very most of every moment they have together. With services costing £4.8m to run every year – and less than 10 per cent of that coming from government funding – it is only down to generosity such as this that we are able to continue.”

The single will go live across all major streaming platforms from December 13.

Pre-order your copy here: music.apple.com/gb/album/the-day-single/1540407152