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New Zealand Prime Minister accepts War Horse tribute

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has told us she will be delighted to receive one of our special maquettes in recognition of the significant role that horses from New Zealand played during the First World War. The limited edition maquette – a scaled replica of Poppy our National and Commonwealth War Horse Memorial which […]

New design pin badge boxes now in!

Our Animal Purple Poppy Fund 2021 launches on June 8 to raise money for animals in need. This is National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) and despite lockdown and fundraising challenges the last 12 months, we are delighted to report that we have grown our volunteer base and made new partnerships with wonderful animal organisations. Just […]

More Walk for War Horse adventures

Scotland’s donkeys did us proud and braved the poor April weather to Walk for War Horse, to raise funds for animal sanctuaries struggling to cope because of the pandemic. This very photogenic donkey, six-year old Hamish, owned by Annabelle and Jimi Troup, walked with children Daisy (10) and nine year old Isabella along with the […]

Walking for War Horse across Scotland

Sharon Laing lives in Innerleithen, Peebleshire, in the Scottish borders with her donkeys Josh and Jock. Just a couple of hours away is Dumfries and the home of Susan Clapperton and her small herd of donkeys. A good four-hour drive to the north is Ballater, Aberdeenshire where we find Morven Meston with her two donkeys […]

Hannah and Blue raise £375 for War Horse

Six-year-old Hannah Lukacs, riding her best friend Blue, was so keen to support Walk for War Horse that she set up a JustGiving page, invited family and friends to sponsor her and raised £375 to help us support horse sanctuaries and animal welfare centres. The Lukacs family live on a farm in Ashkirk, in Selkirk, […]

Thumbelina’s poignant path on Walk for War Horse

Thumbelina, is a 16 months old miniature donkey from Mersea Island, near Colchester, and like Patrick our celebrity pony, is training to be a therapy equid to work with children. She lives with Jude Pearce who says they used Walk for War Horse as an opportunity to do some exploring around the glorious Essex countryside […]

Walking for War Horse in Northern Ireland

Jill Castles and her three donkeys, Percy, Dec and Dave the Rave, who are taking a well-earned rest after completing their Walk for War Horse. Jill, from Lurgan, County Armagh, tells us: “The boys had a fab time exploring Northern Ireland during the month of April. In total they walked 142 miles between them, around […]

Hamish and Dougal’s 40-mile Walk for War Horse

Meet Hamish and Dougal, two active donkeys from Cumbria who are owned by Donkey Breed Society member Allison Roberts. They took on the Walk for War Horse challenge and over April completed more than 40 miles. Allison kept a log of their walks and adventures (see below), using a mobile phone app to measure the […]

Shona and Indie complete Walk for War Horse

Shona Brash from Links Garage, Port Seton in Scotland, has completed our Walk for War Horse with her handsome horse Indie Beau Scotia (‘Indie’). She tells us: “We’ve walked 48.6 miles in the beautiful countryside around Indie’s Seton Sands home and we shared our adventures on our Seton Sands Community Ponies facebook page. “We set […]

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