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Military Wives choir's fundraising song wins single of the year award

Military Wives choir's fundraising song wins single of the year award

The Military Wives choice have won the single of the year award at the Classic Brit . Their song ‘Wherever You Are’ topped the Christmas 2011 chart, after becoming the fastest selling single in six years.

Proceeds from the sale of the single were donated to the Royal British Legion and SSAFA Forces Help. A donation of £503,985 was made in February 2012.

The award was voted for by the public. The single had previously been nominated for the Best British Single in the 2012 BRIT Awards, but it did not win.

The Military Wives followed their successful single with the album In My Dreams, and a new album. Stronger Together, is due out in November 2012.

The Military Wives Choir Foundation was set up in September 2012 to support the expanding network of military wives choirs: there are now over 50 around the world. It is backed by SSAFA Forces Help, and choirmaster Gareth Malone is the founding patron.

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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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