TAKE That star Mark Owen is showing his support for Salisbury Hospice Charity by featuring on a reworked version of one of the band's hits that is being released this week in aid of the charity.

Hold Up A Light comes out on Friday (April 26) and is going to be available on download and streaming services.

The reworking of the single was the idea of songwriter Jamie Norton who first penned the track with Take That's Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and fellow writer Ben Mark.

The release of the single is a fundraising tribute to Jamie's mum Linda who died of cancer last April and was cared for by Salisbury Hospice Charity. He will also be running the London Marathon to commemorate the anniversary of his mum's death.

Jamie said: “Hold Up A Light was being used in the Christmas Show at my sons’ school. Listening to the song again and hearing children singing it, it seemed more apt than anything I could say just in words. I’m incredibly grateful to Mark and the children for their time and talents, and hope that we can raise some vital funds through this release.

"The song is dedicated to anyone who holds up a light, including all the Marathon runners who are raising money for causes close to their hearts.”

To make the single a reality he called on the help of friend Mark Owen, who was more than happy to help. He said “When my good friend and collaborator, Jamie Norton, asked me to be involved in rerecording Hold Up A Light to raise money for the hospice where his mum spent her final weeks, I absolutely wanted to help in any way that I could.

"Since then this project has grown and grown and I’d like to wish him the best of luck with his first marathon run, and hope the project raises lots of pennies for the associated charities.”

The stripped-back update of Hold Up A Light also features pupils from Grasmere Primary in North London including Jamie’s sons Ned, nine, and Miller, six.

Jamie added:"It's made it really special being able to do it not just with my boys but the school, my friends, working with the hospice.

"Aside from the raising money and doing it for the hospice the journey getting here has been wonderful and hugely helpful for me in processing what happened with my mum last year. She was a singing teacher and taught children and worked with choirs and it is a really fitting way of doing something in her memory."

Two days after the single's release Jamie is taking on his first London Marathon on Sunday for the hospice.

The idea of running the London Marathon in memory of his mum came about after a conversation with his manager Chuck Waite who had run marathons in the past for Salisbury Hospice.

But, Jamie's hopes were dashed when he was unsuccessful in the ballot, which he says "hit me really hard". Coincidently one place came up for the marathon for Salisbury Hospice, which Jamie applied for it and was lucky enough to get the place.

Speaking of the journey he has taken in doing the single, he says it feels like a "marathon" and that he was "determined to get over the finish line" with the single, which he feels "chose him".

The original song was released in 2009 from Take That's number one album, The Circus.

"It's been amazing that all this has actually already happened and obviously we would like to raise a huge amount of money for the hospice. Everything about the process so far has been hugely brilliant," said Jamie.

All profits are being split evenly between the Salisbury Hospice Charity, and the Stoke Newington school’s FROGS appeal to build an outdoor play space.

Jamie said: "It is really important that service is there for everybody that needs it. If this song can raise some money in part to help support them it would be absolutely worth it. This is the way I can do it as a musician and pulling in the favours from people I know."