Paralympians, including riders Natasha Baker and Debbie Criddle, are hoping to have a Christmas number one with their version of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”.

The athletes joined the British Paraorchestra and The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf & Hearing Children, based in Haringey, London, to put out the single.

Natasha told H&H: “We went to Sphere Studios in Battersea on Saturday to record it and it’s out now — it was a bit of a rush as we only heard about it the week before.

“But I was determined to take part. I’m not overly talented musically so it’s the only chance I’m going to get to take part in a song of this type!

The song was launched on 3 December — the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The British Paraorchestra is the world’s first ensemble of professional disabled musicians and performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games

Proceeds from sales of True Colors will go towards supporting the Paralympics GB team at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, and to fund the The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf & Hearing Children and The British Paraorchestra.

“The orchestra and the choir were amazing,” said Natasha. “We learned to sign the song along with the children — it was brilliant.”

You can buy the single at iTunes for 79p.