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We will remember them

Another selection of your great photos and images showing the ways you have remembered the service and sacrifice of animals in war. Our grateful thanks to Redhill School, in Stourbridge; Nevi, Zuzu and Poppy Gadd and Katie Hunt; the Haughton-le-Skerne Poppy Girls; Natalie Powell; The Donkey Breed Society, Chez Fleur; John Harwood; Morrisons in Berwick […]

Purple Poppy support – Your pictures

We are delighted to share more of your photos as you help us help our good causes by buying and wearing your purple poppies. Thank you to all of you who support us. There’s still time to get your pin badge or knitted poppy for your pet. Go to our SHOP on the website or […]

Purple Poppy Pictures

We asked you to send in your photos showing your support for our Animal Purple Poppy Fund, helping us to raise money for our good causes and you haven’t disappointed. Who could resist baby Ocean Tserea Scott Reid, just five weeks old wearing a poppy almost as big as her beautiful face. She’s joined by […]

Keyham Lodge School

Staff and students at Keyham Lodge School in Leicester have once again supported our Animal Purple Poppy Fund with indoor and outdoor activities to raise money and awareness of the role animals have played in past and present conflicts, and how they enrich our lives in so many ways. Jo Wilson who got in touch, […]

Hero Horse Number 31 – Dark Shift

You might be surprised to see a thoroughbred racehorse nominated as a hero horse, but Dark Shift made history earlier this month when he won the first War Horse Memorial Stakes, at Ascot, ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore. As you can see he proudly wears a knitted purple poppy on his bridle to support […]

Virtual Calendar launch on World Animal Day

Today (October 4) is World Animal Day, and the ideal opportunity to launch our virtual 2022 calendar to celebrate the horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and numerous other living creatures who enrich our lives whether as pets or working animals. It’s so simple… We want you to send us your photos so, on the first day […]

And we’re off! Day to remember at Ascot racecourse

Ascot is home to our majestic war horse and, of course, the world famous racecourse which, in our honour, staged The War Horse Memorial Stakes during its latest meeting. As guests for the day, we presented the winner’s trophy to Dark Shift, the 100-30 favourite. Owned by Mr H. Frost, trained by Charles Hills and […]

Brothers united in support of War Horse Memorial

Meet Otto and Viktor Lazar, our first Young Ambassadors. These caring brothers are interested in the work we do to support animal and military charities and want to get involved. Both former pupils at Papplewick School, Ascot, they plan to promote our cause among their friends by selling our purple poppy pin badges, locally and […]

National War Animal Day launched in Ascot

Dozens of friends and supporters helped War Horse Memorial establish National War Animal Day and secure it in the calendar. The Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Windsor and Maidenhead, along with other special guests, including Patrick, our miniature Shetland pony mascot and Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery, were in Ascot for this memorable event. […]

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