Military Wives record new charity single

PUBLISHED: 09:27 01 January 2016

Military Wives' Choir

Military Wives' Choir


Singers from Lympstone have lent their voices to a new single, aiming to raise money for forces charities.

The Military Wives’ Choir’s cover of The Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) features members of the Lympstone Military Wives’ Choir.

Singing alongside military wives choirs from Chivenor and Taunton, they are raising money for Walking With The Wounded and The Military Wives’ Choirs Foundation.

Lympstone singers previously appeared on the number one album In My Dreams and number one single Sing, which both topped the charts in 2012.

This time, Paula Mundy, Deborah Maddocks, Jules Allen, Gillian Shackleton, Lucie Bennett, Vanessa Murtagh, Kirsty Walker and Julie Sugden were the Lympstone singers who took part in the recording, having passed an audition at Chivenor.

Gillian, 50, from Lympstone, said: “It was an amazing experience and one that I feel very privileged to have been a part of.

“It was a very long day, but brilliant fun and getting to know the girls better from our own choir and other choirs was an added bonus.

“The single is a happy, feel-good song with a Christmas twist, which hopefully will raise as much money as possible for such a good cause.”

Paula, 43, said: “Walking With The Wounded is such a great charity and to be one of 50 to be involved in this is a memory I will keep for ever.”

The song was chosen to tie in with Walking With The Wounded’s Christmas campaign Walking Home for Christmas, which is raising money for homeless veterans.

To download the single for £1, visit

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