Month: August 2019

War Horse Walk

The inaugural War Horse Walk took place through Pamber Forest, in Hampshire on Saturday, August 24, organized by our wonderful Ambassador Volunteer, Simon Greaves. Over 90 walkers completed the 5k walk starting from either the Beacon, Pamber Heath or the Plough Inn (home to Arthur the War Horse), in Little London. Simon explains: “The idea […]

All Saints Church Ascot

A service of dedication and remembrance was held on Sunday, August 25 in the beautiful parish church in Ascot, just a short walk from where Poppy, our War Horse stands on her island sanctuary at the top of the High Street. Father Darrell Hannah conducted a special mass inside the beautiful 19th century church, which […]

Canterbury Cathedral

We recognised national Purple Poppy Day – as we know many of you did too – as a day to remember the service and sacrifice of millions of animals in war. We were invited to Canterbury Cathedral for a special Purple Poppy Service, conducted by the Vice Dean, the Venerable Jo Kelly – Moore, and […]

National Purple Poppy Day

August 23rd. Today is the one special day in the year when we remember the service and sacrifice of animals in war – particularly the millions of horses, mules and donkeys who were sent from all corners of our country, and Allied and Commonwealth nations in WW1 and WW2. Their contribution cannot truly be measured. […]


Miss Great Britain 2019, Kobi -Jean Cole has launched this year’s Purple Poppy Appeal wearing a stunning cloak made up of thousands of knitted purple poppies sent to us from all corners of the country and from Canada, Australia, America, New Zealand, Ireland and Cyprus. The Appeal remembers animals that gave service and sacrifice in […]

Michael Crawford CBE

Mane Chance Sanctuary. Sunday, August 18, 2019. The legendary entertainer Michael Crawford CBE was the guest of honour at Mane Chance’s Big Family Fun Day, and was joined by hundreds of visitors and supporters for a wonderful afternoon of activities including a purple poppy nature trail, tractor rides, live music and arts and crafts stalls. […]

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