We are sad to report the news that our great benefactor Tony Pidgley has died. He was 72, a true colossus of the property world and a wonderful supporter of our cause. Tony Pidgley’s CV is well-known: born to a single mother in 1947 and taken in by Barnardo’s, he was then adopted by travellers […]
Two horse sanctuaries are the first charities to benefit from the proceeds of our virtual concert, staged earlier this month and still available to see on YouTube. Mane Chance in Surrey and Blue Acre in Berkshire have both been struggling to survive since the lockdown and thanks to you, our kind-hearted supporters, we have been […]
We estimate almost 3,000 have now watched our virtual concert to launch this year’s Purple Poppy Appeal. We have received generous donations and offers of support to buy and distribute our pin badges from kind-hearted folk who believe as we do the importance of the welfare and care of animals. If you haven’t yet seen […]
Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery has made a personal plea to remember animal charities during the coronavirus pandemic. He was speaking at a virtual concert to support this year’s Purple Poppy Appeal.
A virtual concert to launch this year’s Purple Poppy Appeal. This is brought to you by celebrities and artists for The War Horse Memorial and in support of our chosen charities and good causes. Please tune in at 8pm on Monday June 8th.
Plans for our virtual concert on Monday, June 8 are coming together nicely, and we can report three more celebrity musicians have joined the line up …We are delighted to announce that Captain Gary Chilton, Colin Roy and Major Craig Hallatt have volunteered their services in support of our 2020 Purple Poppy Appeal launch. Captain […]
The sad news is that our plans to launch the Purple Poppy Appeal 2020 have had to be shelved due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that we have found another way to bring our cause right into your homes…thanks to the magic of YouTube and the generosity of our celebrity friends. On […]
These are challenging times for us all… the Coronavirus is affecting the way we live and work, and is claiming the health and lives of many tens of thousands of people – young and old. Charities are badly affected; income is down and yet their vital work carries on. Those caring for and supporting the […]
This is an unusual nomination and comes from Norfolk. The artist who crafted the sculpture wishes to remain anonymous, and both he and the horse have “no name” akin to the grave of the Unknown Soldier, with its eternal flame. He is nominated by Nigel Cushion, who says… We often see him appearing all around […]
The awarding of our very first ‘100 Hero Horses’ recipient, Annie, has received some media attention, most notably from BBC Spotlight. This video highlights the great work Annie does. Annie, a gentle and loving mare from Cockington Village, near Torquay in Devon. Annie was been nominated by Kirk and Hannah Petrakis who are our first […]