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Blue Cross

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Blue Cross. Partnership working between Blue Cross and War Horse Memorial announced today. Leading charity, Blue Cross has agreed a partnership with the War Horse Memorial organisation to promote the Purple Poppy Appeal to help raise funds for animals in need. From August 1, Blue Cross will be selling boxes of the emblematic purple poppy…

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Kneller Hall Gala Concert

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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……

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Purple Poppy appeal 2019

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Miss Great Britain to launch our Purple Poppy appeal. We are delighted to announce that Kobi-Jean Cole, who is Miss Great Britain 2019, has agreed to spearhead our Purple Poppy Appeal at a special photocall in London on August 19. Kob-Jean Cole, Miss Great Britain 2019. The 23-year-old anti-bullying ambassador from Bristol ( pictured here)…

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Decca Records

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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,…

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Mane Chance Sanctuary – Presentation

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Mane Chance Sanctuary – Presentation. July 5th, 2019. We were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £10,000 – money we raised from our Purple Poppy Anniversary Ball at Ascot Racecourse on June 8, 2019 – to Mane Chance Sanctuary towards their new minibus appeal. The specially adapted vehicle will be used to…

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Songster unveiled

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Songster unveiled. June 29th, 2019. Local MP Nicky Morgan and the people of Loughborough came together on Armed Forces Day to see 12-year old Lewis Main unveil an armature, an open-framed sculpture, of the town’s most famous war horse, Songster. It stands in the shadows of the Carillion Tower, in Queen’s Park, which is a…

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Treaty of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles. World War One officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on this day one hundred year’s ago – June 28, 1919. It brought conclusion to four years of conflict with the loss of tens of millions of lives – both human and animal. It followed the Armistice, agreed on…

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Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day and Songster unveiled. Saturday June 29th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day and a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Statue of Songster is covered with the flag of the Leicestershire Yeomanry.…

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Anniversary Charity Ball

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Anniversary Charity Ball. Saturday, June 8, 2019. It was a night of high glitz and glamour with stellar musical performances, a chance to celebrate the last 12 exciting months and share with old and new friends what’s in store for War Horse Memorial and the purple poppy in the year ahead. We’d like to thank Paul…

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Lathom Park

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Lathom Park. Ormskirk. This monument, recently unveiled, acknowledges the very first Remount Depot ever established for a war footing, of any war, or any era. It was to be the benchmark of the other three major establishments destined to follow – Romsey, Avonmouth and Swaything. Local historian, Richard Houghton, whose original concept it was to…

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