Robbie Williams to sing charity single for Hillsborough families

The star will team with numerous other stars to release a cover of The Hollies' hit He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother to pay legal fees for families who are fighting for justice

Robbie Williams is amongst a number of star names to contribute towards a Hillsborough charity single which is aiming to be No.1 this Christmas.

The singer, who has won 17 Brit awards, will join others in a remake of The Hollies' classic 'He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother', which was played at Goodison Park days after the release of the Hillsborough report.

Guy Chambers will produce the song and Williams is expected to be joined by Paloma Faith, Mel C, Shane MacGowan, Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Pete Wylie (The Justice Tonight Band), Richard Hawley, Chris Sharrock (Oasis) along with many others.

All the proceeds from the song will go to the families of the Hillsborough disaster to pay for their legal costs in their fight for justice for their loved ones.

Chambers told reporters: "I am deeply honoured to be asked to produce this record for the 96. 

"If we can help to raise money to support the families' legal battle so that they finally get their time in court then our job will be done. 

"I spent my teenage years in Liverpool and feel a deep affection for both its musical heritage and the unique solidarity of its people."

Meanwhile, former Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is determined to see justice delivered to the 96 people who died on the 15 April 1989 and for their families.

He added: "The families of the 96 should never have been in the position they are now in, of having to fight to get the accidental verdicts from the 1989 inquests overturned.

"I will continue to support their dignified campaign every step of the way."