Wives’ delight as charity single proves a festive number one

Angela Eames
Angela Eames

A WOMAN will have an extra reason to celebrate Christmas when the charity single she took part in hits number one.

Angela Eames, who grew up in Stamford but now lives in Plymouth, is a member of the Military Wives Choir which has recorded Wherever You Are.

The song will be officially announced as this year’s Christmas number one on Sunday, after becoming the fastest selling single for six years. The single sold 242,000 copies in its first two days.

Angela’s husband Philip is a colour sergeant with the Royal Marines.

He was serving in Afghanistan when the choir was formed from 100 wives and girlfriends of serving personnel for a BBC television series under choirmaster Gareth Malone.

Proceeds go to the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. Every penny will go to the charities after the Government agreed to waive the VAT.