#ColmansStandTogether is raising money for four different organizations

St. Colman’s College in Co Cork is aiming to be the number one Christmas single in Ireland this year with their charity cover of ‘Lean on Me.'

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Calling themselves #ColmansStandTogether, students and staff at the Fermoy, Co Cork recorded the cover of 'Lean on Me' in late November as a charity single.

The cause is particularly close to many of the secondary school's students’ hearts as one of their classmates is currently battling cancer at Crumlin Children's Hospital.

According to their fundraising page, #ColmansStandTogether is more than halfway to their goal of raising €20,000.

Student Dara O’Murchu, who sings lead on the charity single, said to Sky News: "It's tough when a classmate is going through such a difficult time and sometimes it hard to know what's the right thing to do.”

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"The words of the song are a way for us to show our support. The song shows how no matter what's going in your life there is always someone to lean on!"

Teacher Claire McCarthy, who is leading the fundraising campaign, said: "It's consumed our lives, it's a wonderful story at a time when people are busy and rushing around doing their Christmas shopping.”

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"Recording the song was really emotional - as teachers and mothers," she added.

In a Facebook post, St. Colman's School said: "We are all so proud of our boys."

"They are turning into incredible young men who would do anything to would support their friends in times of need. The future of this country is in extremely safe hands."

Watch the St. Colman's College students cover 'Lean on Me' here:

The cover of ‘Lean on Me’ is now available for purchase on iTunes and its proceeds will benefit Crumlin Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, BUMBLEance, and families affected by childhood cancer.

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