Bob Geldof’s iconic song  Do They Know It’s  Christmas? is about to be re-recorded with slight changes to the lyrics and preformed by around 30 artists including  Emili Sande, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora who will be adding their vocals to the track today.

Sir Bob Geldorf with Co-producer Midge Ure
Sir Bob Geldorf with Co-producer Midge Ure

For those of you who are old enough to remember, the song was first recorded in 1984 by a host of stars including Sting and Boy George and raised over £8  Million for the famine in Ethiopia.

Thirty years on they will be looking to raise cash to combat the ever threatening Ebola virus.

Take a look at this, it should concentrate your mind …

You will be able to buy and download the single on Monday for 99p and you can buy a CD in about three weeks for £4 and it is a very small price to pay.