Military wives bid for Christmas number one

Choir members are hoping to score a Christmas number one in the music charts.

Culdrose Military Wives Choir was invited to sing with 64 other military choirs up and down the country for the album Home for Christmas.

As well as releasing a festive album one of the tracks has been released as a single in the same name. The lyrics were written in collaboration with military spouses who had experienced Christmas apart from their loved ones.

Royal Navy staff member Carrie Anne Sterry said: “Last year on the 5th November I had to leave my family in Cornwall to join 820 squadron in the Middle East on detachment. My husband, who is also a serving member of the Royal Navy, was based at Culdrose so he could care for our boy Lydon and little princess Melody.

“After 2 months away from my family, the homecoming was a moment I’ll never forget. The children’s’ faces were a picture that morning, to wake up to mummy being there at home, with hours of hugs and squeals from all of us.”

RNAS Culdrose PR Officer, Anna Oliver, said: “We have released this single to raise money for the Military Wives Choirs charity, which supports the network of thousands of women at bases around the world. That’s our aim, and if the public response is that it does well in the charts it is a wonderful bonus.”

The single Home for Christmas is available for 99p from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other outlets.

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