A STOURBRIDGE singer is getting set to release a charity single backing the England football team at this year's World Cup.

Steve Heathcock is releasing 'England Forever' on April 27 to raise money for homeless charity Shelter.

It will be available in two versions, an electric dance mix and a pop mix, and is a revamp of a song Steve wrote for the 2010 World Cup.

Speaking about England’s chances at the tournament, Steve said: “Last time we did not do very well. Let's hope we get through the group stages this time.

“The song's got more chance of being heard then.”

The song performed better than the team did, reaching the top four of Victoria Derbyshire's World Cup song competition and raising money for Macmillan Cancer.

Steve's 2015 duet with Dudley rapper Soulkeeper 'Stand Up For Children' raised money for Children in Need. This year he is supporting Shelter after witnessing an increase in the number of rough sleepers in Stourbridge.

"I see a lot of homeless people in Stourbridge,” he said. “I always give something to them.

“We are always one step away from homelessness, you could lose your job and it could all spiral.”

For more information about Steve and the song visit www.steveheathcock.com, where the single is currently available to pre-order.