Our Ambassador Colin at the Cenotaph

War Horse Memorial’s very special Ambassador Colin Thackery has been to the Cenotaph in London ahead of Remembrance Sunday to lay a very distinctive poppy on the steps of the nation’s war memorial…

Colin (90) and a Chelsea Pensioner became a national treasure when he performed on Britain’s Got Talent last year and won himself a place in the history books as the Show’s oldest ever winner. Colin served in the Royal Artillery and saw service in Malaya and the Korean War.

Colin at the Cenotaph

He was invited to lay the bronze poppy, which has been created to raise funds and awareness for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. He said it was a proud moment for him, especially as he was accompanied by a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment who guard Whitehall.

We are honoured that Colin has performed at our Anniversary Ball at Ascot Racecourse last year and at our two virtual concerts, premiered on June 8 and August 23 this year to remember animal of war and animals in need. He is busy preparing for our third virtual concert – a Christmas Special – which will premiere on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 8pm.

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