Celebrities join in new 12 days of Christmas song

Actor Ricky Gervais has joined boxing champion Ricky Hatton and the Blackpool Male Voice Choir to create a unique Christmas song.

The North West Air Ambulance has created its own version of the 12 Days of Christmas with a medical theme.

Instead of 10 lords a-leaping, it's 10 splints assorted, and eight sticking plasters instead of eight maids a-milking.

The charity, based at Blackpool Airport, hopes it will encourage people to give them an extra gift during the festive period.

Chief executive Lynda Brislin said: "This is just a fantastic video and I'm indebted to all the celebrities who gave up their time for this exciting project.

"We don't expect the song to go to number one in the charts, but we would love people not to forget the air ambulance at Christmas and make a donation as a very special Christmas present."

Other stars appearing on the video include comic Bobby Ball and members of the Coronation Street cast.

The video was recorded at the air ambulance's hangar, with the choir performing in front of the two helicopters.

It is hoped the video will become a YouTube hit and inspire members of the public to send the North West Air Ambulance a Christmas present in the form of a donation.

The Charity needs 3.9 million each year to keep the helicopters flying across the North West and saving lives on a daily basis.

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