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Military Wives Choir single raises £500k

Military Wives Choir single raises £500k

The Military Wives Choir, which secured the Christmas number one single position, has raised £503,985 for the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) from sales of the song ‘Wherever You Are’.

The official Charts Company has confirmed that it was the fastest-selling charity single since Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ in 1997.

The choir is now planning to release an album, due to go on sale on 5 March just before Mother’s Day. Proceeds from the sale of ‘In My Dreams’ will be donated to the newly created Military Wives Choir Foundation to help set up other choirs on military bases.

The choir is hoping that it might win the vote for the best British single in The Brits 2012.

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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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