Charity single to raise money for children affected by refugee crisis

The film will be called Help Is Coming Credit: PA

Celebrities have joined forces to release a charity single to raise funds for refugees.

After seeing the harrowing images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi's body on a Turkish beach, columnist Caitlin Moran and her husband Pete Paphides brought together figures from across the entertainment industry to re-release the Crowded House song, Help is Coming.

The video, fronted by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, highlights the plight of refugees fleeing war-town Syria.

"As people watching this tragedy unfold from the safety of our homes, with our safe children, we want to say that we see you, we hear you and help is coming," Cumberbatch says.

All proceeds from the song - which will be available for download and on 7" vinyl - will go to support Save the Children’s refugee crisis relief efforts.

Moran said she was "in bits" at the response to her #HelpisComing campaign.

The writer said she was "angered" by the images of Aylan and his brother Galip which shocked the world and piled the pressure on Europe's leaders to tackle the refugee crisis.

Writer Caitlin Moran and her husband Pete Paphides spearheaded the project. Credit: PA

Crowded House's Neil Finn and Capitol Records will donate all of their royalties and proceeds from the track to Save The Children.

The song will be available to download and to buy on vinyl.