World Horse Welfare 2019 Conference

A packed audience attended the annual World Horse Welfare conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and we at War Horse Memorial were delighted to have been invited. In the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, the charity’s President, the theme focused on responsibility for equine welfare, examining just who is responsible and what […]

Animals of war remembered

From Devon to Durham, from Lancashire to London – and all across the UK – you have been laying wreaths and wearing your purple poppies with pride to remember the animals of war this Remembrance weekend and Armistace Day. Thank you from War Horse Memorial for commemorating alongside the men and women who serve in […]

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Oxford has become the first in the country to recognise the service and sacrifice that animals played in war by supporting our Purple Poppy Appeal. Tens of millions of horses, mules and donkeys, dogs, cats and pigeons were sent to the Western Front, but less well known is the role that […]

Purple Poppy Day – Cockington Village

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 Amber weather warnings following high winds and heavy rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the villagers of Cockington, who turned out in force for the now annual Purple Poppy Day in support of War Horse Memorial. Plans had to change at the last minute, and what was to have been an […]

Number 1 hit for songwriters of our song

Adrian Warwick and Grahame Maclean, writers of the song A Million Tears, written especially for our Purple Poppy Appeal, are celebrating their success in the Classical Music Charts this week… By My Side, co-written with Olga Thomas, the renowned composer, went straight into the iTunes Classical Chart at number 1 – pipping Andrea Bocelli and […]

Christmas Cards 2019

We are now taking orders for our 2019 exclusive Christmas cards, which are designed from original drawings and sketches based on our War Horse, Poppy, by sculptor and artist Susan Leyland. Many of you have commented on Susan’s exquisite work and her attention to detail. Hundreds of her sketches, lovingly and painstakingly drawn, translated into […]

Nigel Allsopp – President of AWAMO

The Australian War Animals Memorial Organisation– and our Special Ambassador has just sent this message which we wanted to share with you all. It concerns an adapted silhouette of our War Horse, Poppy. Nigel has been working hard to replicate our Memorial in Australia to remember the service and sacrifice of the animals that went […]

Sainsbury’s Ascot

There’ll be dancing in the aisles and singing at the checkout desks on Sunday (October 6th) when Sainsbury’s Ascot hold their Purple Poppy Music Feast… This year is the national 150th anniversary of the supermarket and Sainsbury’s on Ascot High Street. They have decided to celebrate this milestone by supporting War Horse Memorial and our […]

Our American Ambassador volunteer visits Poppy

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 We were delighted and honoured to welcome Margie Shoop, one of our staunchest supporters, and her husband Jim, who travelled all the way from America to Ascot to see our Memorial, and pay their respects to Poppy our War Horse. Last year Margie fundraised on our behalf and presented The Mazza […]

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Sunday, September 15th, 2019. It was a fine September day for the 2019 Riding of the Marches when more than 20,000 spectators witnessed hundreds of horses processed up the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, for the tenth year since the event’s revival – and Alan Carr of the War Horse Memorial and our special guests were […]

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