HMV receivers say 'Tiny Dancer' funds will be paid

Tuesday 22 January 2013 22.06
The charity single is raising funds for Lily Mae Morrison, who is being treated for neuroblastoma
The charity single is raising funds for Lily Mae Morrison, who is being treated for neuroblastoma

The producers of a charity single have received assurances that €27,000 due to them from HMV will be paid.

"Tiny Dancer" was released last year to raise funds for the treatment of Lily-Mae Morrison from Galway.

The four-year-old has a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

There were concerns that monies outstanding might not be recouped when HMV went into receivership last week.

The single's producer, Stephen Macken, said he had been contacted by receivers Deloitte and told the funds would be paid in full to the Sunni Mae Trust.

Mr Macken said he was absolutely delighted to get the assurance.

It is estimated that a total of €65,000 has been raised through sales of the single, which is a cover version of an Elton John song.