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Christmas gifts

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Christmas gifts for you! This year why not buy a gift with a special meaning… one that helps us help our chosen charities? We have just taken delivery of five new items to join original favourites. We’ve been delighted by the response to our Christmas cards and beautiful Jersey pearl bracelets, and we hope you…

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Royal Borough OF Windsor and Maidenhead

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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We were delighted to meet with the Mayor of the Royal Borough Councillor Paul Lion and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Laura Lion at the Guildhall in Windsor to present one of our limited edition maquettes, which they accepted on behalf of the people of Windsor and Maidenhead. Poppy our…

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Purple among the red

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Purple among the red. For the first time in many towns and villages animals of war were remembered alongside the soldiers who fought in the First World War with the laying of purple poppy wreaths. In London, hundreds of people attended the Animal War Memorial service of remembrance on Park Lane and in local churches…

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LEST WE FORGET – THEY ALSO SERVED

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LEST WE FORGET – THEY ALSO SERVED. All over the UK and the Commonwealth events have been taking place this week to commemorate the Armistice and the end of WW1. For the first time many schools, offices, churches, organisations and hospitals are recognising and remembering the role animals played in supporting the soldiers. During the…

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Philip Hoare article

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Guardian article. The animal victims of the first world war are a stain on our conscience. by Philip Hoare. The below article by Philip Hoare was published in The Guardian this week. The animal victims of the first world war are a stain on our conscience. Sixteen million animals served between 1914-18, with a huge…

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Cockington Village

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Cockington Village’s first Purple Poppy Day. November 3, 2018. Many Devon villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor…

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Christmas Card 2018

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Christmas Card 2018. We are delighted to introduce our first official Christmas card to support our chosen charities. We feel the image truly reflects the two strands of our campaign, namely: Our magnificent War Horse, Poppy (created by sculptor Susan Leyland), who signifies the service and sacrifice of millions of horses, mules and donkeys in…

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey. Saturday, October 27, 2018. St Margaret’s Church beside Westminster Abbey has today hosted a project with various partners, including the Army Welfare Service Community Support, to commemorate 100 years of the end of The Great War, entitled Remembering 1918. The Dean and staff at the Abbey invited the service families and personnel to…

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Katherine Alexander

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Katherine Alexander. Fabric Artist. We have been approached by Katherine Alexander who is fabric artist and lives in France and who is keen to support our purple poppy appeal. She has created a beautiful design as you can see which she sells for 25 Euros, and will donate 20 per cent of sales to The…

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Parkgate Primary School

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Parkgate Primary School. Class 6. This is Class 6 at Parkgate Primary School (pictured here with their teacher Mrs Watkins) who have been learning about the work of the poets from the First World War and wanted to know more about the role horses, mules and donkeys played, our War Horse Memorial and the purple…

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