Ambassador Simon Greaves

Introducing Simon Greaves, who is our valued War Horse Ambassador for North Hampshire. Now retired, Simon’s working life was in construction where he progressed to become a senior project manager and bid manager. He says : “My passion to give something back to the community first surfaced while spearheading my then employers community engagement programme. […]

Sarah our volunteer Ambassador for Devon

We at War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce that Sarah Lockton of Funeral Partners – the third largest funeral services provider in the UK – has agreed to join our growing army of volunteer ambassadors to honour the service of animals in war and support animals in need. Despite COVID-19 restrictions Sarah, who is […]

Medal for hero dog Kuno

Today we honour a military dog who charged through enemy gunfire to save the lives of British soldiers fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and is to be awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. During a raid, the Belgian Malinois named Kuno tackled a gunman and was hit by bullets in both back legs. After […]

Greyhound Rescue Wales

New partnership working announced as National Animal Day is launched in Wales. Today (Monday, August 10, 2020) we announce a working partnership with Greyhound Rescue Wales, the longest established greyhound charity in Wales, to further the cause of animal welfare. The announcement comes ahead of the first National Animal Day on August 23, which will […]

Landmark partnership to support equine welfare in UK

We are proud and delighted to announce a working partnership with The Horse Trust, the world’s oldest horse charity, to further the cause of equine welfare. The announcement comes ahead of the first National Animal Day on August 23, which will honour the service of animals in war and provide a lasting legacy for animals […]

Rase Veterinary Centre raises £,1000 for the Animal Purple Poppy Fund

Our grateful thanks to the team at Rase Veterinary Centre for their generous support selling our purple poppy pin badges to customers and visitors which has realised a wonderful donation of £1,000 towards our cause. Rase has been in existence for over fifty years , and with a Small Animal Hospital situated just outside the […]

Announcing National Animal Day 2020

While we remember horses, mules and donkeys with our purple poppies you have been reminding us that over two world wars tens of thousands of dogs and cats also perished. Their contribution and sacrifice was immeasurable, and yet little is said or done to commemorate the role they played – at home and on the […]

Hero Horse No 18 – Reiver

Rarely does a story touch so many lives on social media as the story of Reiver, a dark bay 16-hand mare and Ricky Fenwick, an Army veteran… theirs is a story of friendship, loyalty and proof – if ever it were needed – of the healing power of horses. Hundreds of people from all over […]

Hero Horse No 17 – Churchill

The latest entry into our 100 Hero Horses series is Churchill; nominated by The Horse Trust, who cared for him following his well-earned retirement from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment three years ago. Sadly Churchill recently passed away; the below fitting tribute was published by the Regiment. After an extremely difficult week, we are absolutely […]

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