Classical singer Carly Paoli released ‘My Christmas Dream Is You’ on November 11th 2018, with proceeds going to the Soldiering On Awards for which she is an ambassador…

With a poignant message of missing loved ones during the festive period, the song and its accompanying video have particular significance in this Armistice centenary year.

At this time of year, I’m honoured to present ‘My Christmas Dream Is You’ with this special video, a celebration of the men and women of our Armed Forces who dedicate their Christmas to our nation. I’m even more honoured to announce that, as Awards Ambassador of Arts, income generated from the sales and streaming of this single will go to the Soldiering On Awards.”

Following her performance at the Soldiering On Awards earlier this year, Carly was inspired to use her passion for music to help others. Carly teamed up with the Invictus Games Choir to release ‘Liberty’, with sales from the single and video going to Help For Heroes, its success knocking Drake off the top spot of the iTunes video chart.

Since then, Carly has worked tirelessly to support armed forces related charities by singing for The Chelsea Pensioners, performing outside Kings Cross station on Help for Heroes’ Transport For London Collection Day, in Debenhams during the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on and at The Games of Remembrance in her home town of Nottingham. Carly was honored to recently be announced as Soldiering On Awards’ Ambassador Of Arts.

Ren Kapur, Founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise Community Interest Company, which Soldiering On Awards is part of, said: “We are honoured that Carly has become Ambassador of Arts for Soldiering On Awards, and were delighted that this was announced by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC at the recent launch of the 2019 Awards campaign.

“We are truly humbled that Carly has chosen to give proceeds from the sale of the amazing single ‘My Christmas Dream is You’ to the Awards. Any funds raised will go in support of enabling Finalists to attend the Awards and the ongoing support programme provided to this year’s Award – Winners. What a generous demonstration of the spirit of Christmas”

The Soldiering On Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, and the diverse people and groups who work together in support of the Armed Forces Community. Its aim is to encourage support for this remarkable community by celebrating the achievements of the people, teams and businesses within it.

You can buy the single and support the Soldiering On Awards here.