NEWTON legend Rick Astley is to launch a single to celebrate the Unsung Hero Awards 2020 and raise funds for BBC Children in Need.

The 80s icon will front Every One of Us, with a number of special cameos in the music video. The song will be released tomorrow, Tuesday.

It is described as the 'anthem for the awards in a year where keeping community spirits high has never been more important'.

Rick said: "When I was asked to launch a single in honour of Unsung Hero and to raise money for BBC Children in Need I didn’t hesitate.

"Both are brilliant causes and I hope the song can bring a bit of joy and solidarity during what has been a strange and unprecedented year."

Olympic and Paralympic stars Tanni Grey-Thompson, Will Bailey, Kare Adenegan, Ellie and Beckie Downie, Sam Quek and Ellie Simmonds will appear in the video along with Alex Scott, Gabby Logan and Gareth Thomas.

Meanwhile, the 2019 regional winners of the Unsung Hero Award, Captain Tom Moore and a host of sporting stars including Ben Stokes, Geraint Thomas and Dame Jessica Ennis Hill will also lend their support to the Unsung Hero campaign.

Alongside the single launch, nominations for the Unsung Hero Awards will open from 6am on Tuesday.

This year will see a new addition, as the 'Captain Tom: Young Unsung Hero Award' will be up for grabs for one young volunteer, who has made a big difference in their community through sport during Covid-19.

The accolade has been named after Captain Tom in honour of his heroic efforts raising a whopping £38.9million for the NHS while walking laps of his garden in the run up to his 100th birthday.

The young winner must be under 15 to be eligible.

Rick Astley's Every One of Us will be available to download on all streaming and download services from Tuesday with the funds going to BBC Children in Need.

Entries for Unsung Hero and Young Unsung Hero close on October 25. Visit