Colin Thackery

Colin Thackery to open the show

Who better to open our Christmas Concert on Sunday December 20 than the wonderful Colin Thackery. We have two songs from the Chelsea pensioner who won the hearts of the nation as last year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner, and his beautiful performance is guaranteed to get us in the festive spirit Colin, like all those […]

Colin Thackery and the D-Day Juniors

War Horse Memorial Ambassador, Colin Thackery, has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent favourites the D-Day Juniors, who featured in this year’s series of the popular talent show – and got unanimous support from the judges. The collaboration features on a Remembrance- themed single, ‘Salute My Hero’ released this week. Colin, who was Britain’s Got […]

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 […]

Jon Courtenay – BGT final

Delighted that Jon Courtenay, one of the stars of our recent virtual variety show in aid of Mane Chance Sanctuary, has reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020! Jon reached the final after impressing the judges with a wonderful piano/song performance which gained a standing ovation and left judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden […]

Ambassador Colin Thackery

When Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery starts to sing, there’s barely a dry eye in the house. Performing on Britain’s Got Talent last year in his iconic Scarlet, with a row of medals across his chest, he mesmerised the audience as he lifted his voice in memory of his beloved wife Joan. When he left the […]

Colin Thackery message

Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery has made a personal plea to remember animal charities during the coronavirus pandemic. He was speaking at a virtual concert to support this year’s appeal.

Important announcement!

The sad news is that our plans to launch our 2020 appeal have had to be shelved due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that we have found another way to bring our cause right into your homes…thanks to the magic of YouTube and the generosity of our celebrity friends. On Monday, June […]

Kneller Hall Gala Concert

Kneller Hall Gala concert. Saturday, July 20th, 2019. More than 8,000 people enjoyed the CAMUS 25 Gala Concert at Kneller Hall, Twickenham to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Corps of Army Music. War Horse Memorial was there to support two of our very special friends who had leading roles in the glittering event… […]

Decca Records

Colin our Ambassador signs record deal. July 9th, 2019. Our Ambassador and Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery has signed his first record deal with Decca Records, becoming the oldest person in the world to do so. The 89-year-old Chelsea pensioner will be joining Andrea Bocelli, Michael Ball and Dame Vera Lynn on the label, […]

Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent!

Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent! Sunday, June 2nd. Many congratulations to our newest Ambassador Colin Thackery, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Colin, who is 89 and a Chelsea Pensioner, received the most public votes in tonight’s live final, watched by millions of viewers. He wins £250,000 and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety […]

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