Pop Idol finalist, songwriter and actress Jo Birchall is launching her latest single ‘All About Love’ and has pledged to donate the proceeds from it to Variety, the Children’s Charity.

The single from her debut album ‘Something to Say’ is a powerful ode to unconditional love.

Jo offered to dedicate ‘All About Love’ to Variety, the Children’s Charity having met Stonegate Pub Company Chairman Ian Payne and on hearing about Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour (BBPT), a 5,555mile tour of the UK that the 620-strong pub company is undertaking for the children’s charity this Summer.

The single, which is heavily predicted to become the song of the summer and is available to pre-purchase via itunes here – it will officially launch on Sunday 31st August 2014.

Commenting on why she chose to dedicate the song to Variety, the Children’s Charity, Jo said:

“When I heard about Stonegate’s Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour challenge, I knew I’d love to be involved and so was honored to be invited to be the voice of it, and for my song to be the Official Charity Single for BBPT.

“The message in the song is that love is unconditional which could mean different things to different people. For me, I wrote it with all sorts of love in mind, of enduring long term love that of a parent and child. It feels like the perfect fit for Variety and the message of the Tour.

“I feel proud that through this single the lives of many young children could be improved.”

No stranger to performing, Jo has built a career that has included stage acting, TV roles in Channel 4’s ‘Brookside’ and BBC’s ‘Nice Guy Eddie’ and radio presenting before finding her true vocation, singing. She reached the semi – finals of the first ever Pop Idol, so impressing Gary Barlow with her songwriting skills and vocals, that he swiftly signed her to his True North production company.

From touring with Westlife to performing on Children in Need, Jo is an experienced and talented artist. Now with a team around her that includes industry legend Nick Stewart and Associates, Jo’s album and single is tipped for success.

Trevor Green, Chief Barker at Variety, the Children’s Charity, said:

“Inspired by the emotional rollercoaster of the past few years, Jo’s music will deliver an uplifting message of hope to so many children and their families. Variety is really proud of ‘All About Love’ and is so grateful to Jo and all those involved for kindly offering to donate all profit to Variety, the Children’s Charity. The money raised will provide practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to children and their families.”

Speaking about Jo’s involvement with Stonegate Pub Company’s BBPT challenge Chief Executive Toby Smith said:

“We are truly grateful to Jo for donating her song ‘All about Love’ to help us achieve our aim of raising thousands for Variety, the Children’s Charity. It perfectly optimizes what Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour is all about, bringing communities together, offering unconditional love and support to those around us.

“When we first dreamt up the idea of touring around the UK with a giant Pledge Passport, challenging our pub teams to move it from one pub to the next using quirky methods of transport, we hoped we might raise £100,000. Unbelievably we’ve smashed this target already and we’re only a third of the way through.”

The passport will continue its tour around the country culminating with a spectacular party at Slug and Lettuce, Tower Bridge on Friday 26 September during which Jo Birchall will perform ‘All About Love’.

For more information or to make a donation go to: