A former Woodplumpton woman is part of a special group launching a bid for a Christmas number one.
Singer Abby Scott, who grew up in the village but now lives in Staffordshire, has joined Flight Lieutenant Matt Little, 12-year-old Canterbury Cathedral chorister William Inscoe and the RAF Spitfire Choir on a track called “1914 – A Christmas Carol”.
The song, composed by Abby’s husband, Chris Eaton, who wrote the Christmas number one “Saviour’s Day” for Cliff Richard, celebrates the power of Christmas to bring peace in the midst of war and commemorates those who fought in the First World War.
Proceeds from the track will benefit the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and ABF The Soldier’s Charity.
A video was recorded at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
Abby, 29, said: “It’s a huge honour to be involved in this song and share the message of peace at Christmas.
“Our song honours both those who died and the families who grieved back at home.”
The song will be available for pre-order online soon. For more information, visit www.rafbf.org/1914