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Our Walk for War Horse winners

Entries are in, the judges have made their choices. We can announce the winners of Walk for War Horse 2021, organised in association with the Donkey Breed Society. From all corners of the UK, people and their horses, ponies, donkeys and dogs took to the roads and hills throughout April to raise money for animal […]

Animal Purple Poppy Fund needs your knitting skills

Many of you shared with us the poppies you had knitted to decorate your churches, village halls, park benches – and of course your horses, donkeys, ponies, dogs and cats – to support our Animal Purple Poppy Fund last year. Alongside our purple poppy pin badges we’ve been selling those knitted poppies to help us […]

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 […]

Hero Horse No 29 – Vic The Faithful

The bond between soldier and horse can never be underestimated and it is demonstrated here in the story of Vic and Captain Wallace, sent to us by Sian Brewis. Sian is Volunteer/Director at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, in Scotland. She tells us “whilst recently doing research for a new display at the museum, my […]

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 […]

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