Wherever You Are: Our True Stories of Heartbreak, Hope and Love
This is Nicky's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives. At 33, Nicky Clarke had stopped thinking she would ever fall in love. But they say when you stop looking, love...
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This is Nicky's story, one of four individual journeys taken from Wherever You Are by The Military Wives.
At 33, Nicky Clarke had stopped thinking she would ever fall in love. But they say when you stop looking, love happens ? and that was the year she was swept off her feet by Hugo Clarke, a major in the Scots Guards. A year later Hugo and Nicky were married. But life in the military is never calm for long, and the next few years saw Hugo leave for Iraq and Afghanistan for months at a time.
In married quarters Nicky met other military wives quickly, but forging friendships proved difficult: the occasional coffee morning just wasn?t enough. Nicky decided that this community needed to be brought together.
With the help of a friend and a local choirmistress, Nicky set a time for the local wives to gather and sing. Before she knew it, a family was growing and a support network was formed. The first Military Wives choir was born.
Mere months later, the choir would become a nationwide phenomenon. The Wives would go on to perform for the Queen, record a bestselling album and achieve a Christmas number 1.
This is one woman's true story of heartbreak and hope; of how singing changed the course of her life.
Sales of this ebook will benefit the Military Wives Choirs Foundation, a network of choirs that reaches across the military community to provide support, guidance and funding for individual choirs, but first and foremost to bring women closer together through singing. The Foundation is a registered subsidiary charity of SSAFA Forces Help.
? This is a short story taken from the main edition of Wherever You Are by The Military Wives. Released on launch of the paperback edition along with three other eshorts, this ebook will be supported by the wives and bolstered by the marketing and publicity campaign surrounding the paperback.
? Gareth Malone's choir of Military Wives is a British phenomenon. 2.65 million viewers tuned in to watch them on BBC2; their first single Wherever You Are was Christmas Number 1 in the UK (selling 556,000 copies in its first week and becoming the fastest-selling UK single in 6 years), while their debut album, In My Dreams, went to number 1 in the charts.
? Supported by Chris Evans through his phenomenally-popular Radio 2 breakfast show, the Choir received a huge upswell of affection for their Christmas Number 1 push. Chris has commented about the ?incredible response? the track received each time it was played.
? The Wives? social media presence is strong, with 58k fans on Facebook and 28k followers on Twitter.
? Media interest in the Wives is substantial, with widespread coverage providing a strong platform for sales.