Claire Balneaves

This is Soraya Holmes, we have been best friends since we were 11 years old. She has been my rock over the last 25 years, every up and down she has been there. Her family are my number 2 family and mine were hers, through the deaths of my mum and dad she was so strong and helped my immensely even though she was hurting too. Although our husbands jobs take us miles apart we are always there for each other and cherish every minute we spend together.

The words of Stronger Together sum up how I feel about Soraya, whenever I see her, I feel like I am home, nothing has divided us and nothing will, Together We Are Stronger. I can’t imagine not ever having her in my life, she is my sister in all but blood, I love her.

Claire Balneaves
Chivenor Military Wives Choir