Military Wives Choirs in Bedfordshire will share the stage with legendary singer Lulu.
The Shout singer is going on tour and will be joined by the Chicksands, Henlow, Wyton and Brampton Military Wives Choirs when she visits Northamptonshire.
She teamed up with The Military Wives Choir for the release of a new fundraising single called Cry.
The new track is released today and Lulu will perform it with a different Military Wives Choir at each of her 35 UK tour dates in March and April.
The Military Wives Choirs Foundation is a charity that brings women in the military community closer together through singing.
The impact of military operations can often last far longer than the conflict itself; but military wives are there to support their husbands for the long term, for the good and bad times.
Lulu said: “Having a different Military Wives Choir join me on stage every night will be a lot of fun,”
“But on a more serious note, later in my life I was diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and what that did was help me to relate even more with our men and women in the armed forces.
“I realised I would like to do something to help, so we recorded ‘Cry’ and my brother and I rewrote the lyrics to apply specifically to the military.
PTSD is not just about physical scars; it’s about the emotional scars, and they run very deep.
They are enormous and very difficult to deal with. We need everybody’s support.”
Sara Scott, trustee of The Military Wives Choirs Foundation, said: “We are delighted to team up with the amazing Lulu for the release of ‘Cry’.
“There is now a network of 75 choirs on military bases across the UK and overseas.
“The opportunity for different Military Wives Choirs to perform ‘Cry’ with Lulu at each date of her UK tour is such an honour.”
The Northamptonshire stop on the tour is set for March 9 at Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
Cry is available to download now and will also be available to buy at each of Lulu’s tour dates.
All proceeds will be donated to The Military Wives Choir Foundation.