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Volunteer Ambassadors

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Volunteer Ambassadors. Do you want to join us and make the difference in 2019? Over the past few months we’ve been inundated with support from hundreds of people across the UK and abroad. We didn’t realised just how many of you wanted to recognise, as we did, the role that horses, mules and donkeys have…

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Christmas Cards – Half Price Sale!

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CHRISTMAS CARDS HALF PRICE SALE! Why not buy early for next Christmas and bag yourself a bargain with our half price Christmas cards. They’re now selling for £3 plus £2 postage and packaging, and feature Poppy our War Horse. Stocks are limited, so if you are interested please email soon to: susan@thewarhorsememorial.org

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Coworth Park

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Coworth Park Christmas Dinner and Dance. December 15th, 2018. This was the finale to our amazing fundraising year in support of our chosen charities and was held at Coworth Park, in Berkshire. More than 80 guests attended and enjoyed a champagne reception, wonderful food created by Micheline star head chef Adam Smith (including a chocolate…

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Sir Michael Morpurgo

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Sir Michael Morpurgo. What a great treat and honour to be invited to the Mane Chance Sanctuary Christmas fundraising lunch by its wonderful Director and founder, actress Jenny Seagrove, and to meet the acclaimed author, poet and playwright Sir Michael Morpurgo who was guest of honour. Sir Michael’s book and the subsequent film WAR HORSE…

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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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