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Calling all knitters

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Calling all knitters. We want to create Britain’s Biggest Purple Poppy to help us launch our 2019 Purple Poppy Appeal – and we need your help… We got the idea from our good friends in Australia and New Zealand who knit purple poppies in their thousands to remember the service and sacrifice of their animals…

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Chance2Be

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The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative – Chance2Be. Our good friends at Mane Chance Sanctuary, one of our chosen charities, have been selected as one of 5 charity projects to stand a chance of winning £50,000.00 in The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative. Their Chance2Be programme helps young people who have lost their way for a number of reasons…

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Anniversary Charity Ball

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The War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball. Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 8 June 2019. Dear Friends and Supporters, Please put June 8 in your diaries and join us at the inaugural Anniversary Charity Ball in The Pavilions, Ascot Racecourse to celebrate the first anniversary of the War Horse Memorials unveiling and the launch of the 2019…

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Blackie

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Blackie. Grave of faithful WWI horse Blackie to form centrepiece of housing development. Wonderful piece in the Telegraph (Fri 16th March) by Patrick Sawer, senior news reporter and Lynne Wallis highlighting the story of World War One war horse Blackie. The piece highlights how 20 year old Lieutenant Leonard Comer Wall requested that should he…

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Imperial War Museum

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Imperial War Museum. Poppy our War Horse dedicated to the millions of UK, Allied and Commonwealth horses, mules and donkeys who gave service and sacrifice in the First World War, has been officially recognised by the Imperial War Museum and is now registered in their monuments archive Ref Number 82382. The War Memorials Register is…

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La Boutique du Miroir

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La Boutique du Miroir. We are delighted to team up with La Boutique du Miroir to offer an exclusive range of compact mirrors beautifully designed by artisan Amanda Murrell, who has chosen to support The War Horse Memorial this year. She explains: “I am an artisan living in the Charente region of France. I have been supporting…

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New Zealand War Horse

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Tom the New Zealand War Horse unveiled. A metal statue, a monument to recognise the contribution one soldier and his horse made in World War 1 – and a symbol for the service and sacrifice made by the people and their animals in and around Christchurch, New Zealand – has been unveiled. In a moving…

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Delyn Glass

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We are delighted to team up with acclaimed Welsh glass artists, DELYN Glass to offer unique purple poppy flowers and buds in a charming vase for £30, – 20% of which will be donated by the company to our Purple Poppy Appeal 2019. Please follow the link below to view the poppies and to place…

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Windsor and Ascot Driving School

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Windsor and Ascot Driving School. As part of our commitment to supporting equine and military charities – both large and small – we were delighted when Windsor and Ascot Driving School, who provide carriage riding for the disabled, approached us for help. They needed a new purpose-built carriage for Blue, a grey cob type pony…

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Sky News.

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Sky News.Weather feature!Poppy our magnificent War Horse provided a landmark backdrop for a Sky News weather report warning the nation that the present cold snap isn’t over yet and was set to get worse. Poppy, who stands high on a stone plinth on the Heatherwood Roundabout at the top of Ascot High Street in Berkshire,…

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