Ambassador Michael Thompson

We are delighted to introduce Michael Thompson, someone who is a staunch supporter of War Horse Memorial and a true friend. Michael regularly fundraises for us, attends our events and is our benefactor, supporting the upkeep and maintenance of our Area of Reflection across from Poppy our War Horse, in Ascot. This is his story… […]

Ambassador Colin Thackery

When Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery starts to sing, there’s barely a dry eye in the house. Performing on Britain’s Got Talent last year in his iconic Scarlet, with a row of medals across his chest, he mesmerised the audience as he lifted his voice in memory of his beloved wife Joan. When he left the […]

Ambassador Christina Johnston

Spotlight on acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston who is not only our very special Ambassador and friend, but who we entrust to sing our anthems ‘To Glory‘ and ‘A Million Tears‘ (beautifully written by Warwick, Young and Maclean), which we are hoping will be released on record next year. Christina has a life-long love of horses […]

Ambassadors Kirk and Hannah Petrakis

Hannah and Kirk are passionate about horses and all animals. They run a horse and carriage business, K&H Cockington Carriages, in Devon, and have three wonderful daughters, Sophia who is 14 years old, Naomi who is eight and seven year old Amy-Rose. As a family they love and care for their horses and enjoy the […]

Ambassador Cliff O’Farrell

An explosion in Afghanistan ten years ago ended his career with the Household Cavalry and threatened his life. But despite five years in recovery, gruelling physiotherapy and tough times, Cliff O’Farrell says with a loving wife and son he has plenty to be thankful for and is determined to help other former soldiers struggling to […]

Ambassador John Bishop

Delighted to introduce John Bishop, our valued Ambassador for Kent, who served for 12 years with the Royal Artillery in the 1960/70’s. He’s now retired but still involved with the Regiment. He is Chairman of Canterbury Branch Royal Artillery Association and SE Region Representative on the NEC. He is pictured here with Bombadier Bear the […]

Ambassador Simon Greaves

Introducing Simon Greaves, who is our valued War Horse Ambassador for North Hampshire. Now retired, Simon’s working life was in construction where he progressed to become a senior project manager and bid manager. He says : “My passion to give something back to the community first surfaced while spearheading my then employers community engagement programme. […]

Sarah our volunteer Ambassador for Devon

We at War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce that Sarah Lockton of Funeral Partners – the third largest funeral services provider in the UK – has agreed to join our growing army of volunteer ambassadors to honour the service of animals in war and support animals in need. Despite COVID-19 restrictions Sarah, who is […]

Penny scoots to the rescue

When six-year old Penny Williams heard that Blue Acre Horse Rescue, in Old Windsor needed financial help to support the one hundred animals in its care she came up with a plan… and not only did it raise badly needed funds it also got the royal seal of approval! Penny, who lives with her parents […]

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