We are delighted to announce that Soldiering On Awards Ambassador of Arts, BRIT Nominated and BBC Music Ambassador, Carly Paoli’s special Christmas single, “My Christmas Dream is You” has taken the number one slot in the iTunes video chart!! And we’re thrilled that proceeds from the sales are dedicated to Soldiering On Awards in support of Finalists attending the Awards and the Awards’ ongoing support programme!
Check out a preview of the amazing video here, including photography of footage from the 2018 Soldiering On Awards night, from award–winning photographer Rupert Frere.
And to get into the festive mood, download your copy in support of a great cause!
“At this time of remembrance, 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 their 2019 awards ambassador, income generated from the sales and streaming of this single will go to the Soldiering On Awards. Since performing at the Soldiering On Awards in April I have been welcomed into a community that I feel so proud and privileged to be involved with. I’ve met some of the most incredible people, shared some unforgettable moments, and been humbled and inspired by their spirit, resilience and achievements.”
Carly’s involvement with Soldiering On Awards
The rising star of the commercial classical world, Carly Paoli released her debut album ‘Singing My Dreams’ in 2017. 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 has performed on some of the largest stages in the world (both headline and alongside luminaries including Andrea Bocelli and José Carreras) and some of the smallest (on a plane to Disney for When You Wish Upon A Star), outside Kings Cross Station for Help For Heroes, in the social club for The Chelsea Pensioners, and in school halls to challenge cuts in music education in schools.
Speaking on behalf of the Soldiering On Awards, Ren Kapur 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.”