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Military Wives Choir set to join Lulu at the Town Hall

CaptureLegendary singer Lulu will be sharing the stage with Dishforth Military Wives Choir when her UK tour reaches Middlesbrough Town Hall on April 7.

Lulu has teamed up with The Military Wives Choir for the release of a new fund-raising ‘Cry’.

To support the single’s release this Friday (February 26), Lulu will perform ‘Cry’ with a different Military Wives Choir at each of her 35 UK tour dates throughout 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.

Being part of a Military Wives Choir makes a positive difference to women’s lives by improving well-being, building friendships and developing skills.

Looking forward to the tour, Lulu said: “Having a different Military Wives Choir join me onstage 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.”

Lulu added: “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.”

‘Cry’ will be available to download from Friday, February 26 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.

  • An Evening with Lulu is at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, April 7 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £35 and are on sale now.

To book or for further information, call Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or book online at www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk

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