Local songwriter with a love of animals becomes celebrity ambassador for War Horse Momorial
Adrian Warwick, songwriter, lyricist and poet, who has a string of hits to his name, including consecutive number ones in the classical charts, has become a special Ambassador for the War Horse Memorial.
Adrian, who lives in mid Essex with his wife, Jo, says he’s delighted to join a prestigious group of artists, who include actor Jenny Seagrove, Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery and acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston.
The War Horse Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, Commonwealth and Allied horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. The giant bronze monument, named Poppy by the UK’s Guides and Brownies, stands in Ascot, Berkshire and has come to symbolise all animals who have given service and sacrifice in war and has led to the reintroduction of the purple poppy emblem to raise money for animal sanctuaries and military charities.
Adrian became associated with the organisation after co-writing the song and lyrics for a powerful anthem. A Million Tears, soon to be released as a single to launch the first International War Animal Remembrance Day on February 24, 2022. He says he’s honoured to have been asked to become a special Ambassador. “This is such a worthy cause. The purple poppy symbolises animals lost in war but by remembering them through the sale of pin badges we are able to support organisations that currently help worthwhile animal and military causes. I hope our song will resonate with people across countries and help generate vital funds.”
Alan Carr MBE, co-founder of both the War Horse Memorial and the Animal Purple Poppy Fund says he’s delighted that Adrian has agreed to join the team. “ Ours is a cause that is growing in strength. Since the COVID pandemic more and more people are realising the importance of animals in their lives. What has happened to tens of millions of horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and other animals over countless war needs to be remembered and honoured. With A Million Tears Adrian and his co-writers Mark Young and Grahame Maclean have produced a powerful anthem that makes that important connection.”