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Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot

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Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot. Local shop first to support War Horse Memorial. Maloney’s Budgens of Ascot has become the first supermarket in the UK to sell purple poppy badges to support a national appeal to raise funds for equine and military charities. The Purple Poppy Appeal follows on from the unveiling of The War Horse…

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Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace. Friday 3rd August, 2018. We were proud and delighted when we heard Her Majesty, The Queen, was happy to accept number 1 of our limited edition 100 maquettes of The War Horse, beautifully sculptured by Susan Leyland and cast by the Black Isle Bronze Foundry in Nairn, Scotland. We were invited to take…

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Daily Express

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Daily Express Purple Poppy launch coverage. Our recent Purple Poppy launch featured in the Daily Express. From the very start of the War Horse Memorial project the Daily Express has been a strong supporter of our cause and has highlighted our progress with a number of fantastic articles. Their latest piece, by Chris Roycroft-Davis, features…

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Poppy Drop

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Poppy Drop. This is the moment that a million purple poppies fell from the skies over Windsor to mark the launch of our national fundraising appeal. Despite the high winds and threatening weather the wonderful Internationally acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston sang A Million Tears, a specially written composition and arrangement for the occasion to crowds…

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Purple Poppy Appeal launch

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Purple Poppy Appeal launch. Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club – Saturday 28th July, 2018. This brief video highlights the War Horse Memorial Purple Poppy Appeal launch which took place at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor on Saturday 28th July. One million purple poppy petals were dropped by Team Yakovlevs Aero display team to signify…

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Purple Poppy Appeal

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Purple Poppy Appeal. Royal Berkshire Polo Club. Today (Sat 28th July)  weather permitting at 6pm we launch our Purple Poppy Appeal at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor. A rare Yak-52 Russian built plane from the UK display team The Yakovlevs will drop a million purple petals to signify the service and sacrifice of…

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A Million Tears

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A Million Tears. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6pm prompt at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, North Street, Winkfield, Windsor SL4 4TH. A million purple poppy petals will fall from the sky to signify the launch of the UK’s first national appeal to remember the service and sacrifice of horses, mules and donkeys…

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Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

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The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches 2018. We are delighted to have been invited to take part in this year’s annual Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. Taking its roots from the historical Common Ridings of Scotland, 280 horses will navigate the ancient Royal Mile on Sunday, September 16 2018. This spectacular cavalcade is a re-enactment…

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Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot. The Rose Terrace. The Directors of The War Horse Memorial (Alan Carr and Susan Osborne) were kindly invited to The Rose Terrace at Ascot Racecourse and pictured with a maquette of Poppy which has currently been admired by 250,000 visitors to Royal Ascot this week. Grateful thanks to Guy Henderson and the Racecourse…

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Forces TV

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Forces TV. The recent unveiling of the War Horse Memorial was covered by Forces TV. A War Horse Statue Is Unveiled In Ascot.  A national memorial dedicated to the millions of horses, mules and donkeys which died during World War One has been unveiled in Ascot. The bronze statue took four years to make;…

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