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Arthur the War Horse

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The village of Little London remembers the War Horse. Pamber Parish Council, in Hampshire have unveiled Arthur the War Horse, a silhouette cut from 10mm steel plate, to commemorate not only the men and women who lost their lives in the Great War, but also, the horses, donkeys and mules that perished. Local residents gathered…

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Thank you!

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THANK YOU! All over the country and beyond to the Commonwealth, thousands of you lovely people have been supporting our Appeal and wearing your purple poppies with pride. The response to our first National Purple Poppy Day, to remember the service and sacrifice of millions of horses, mules and donkeys during the First World War…

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ITV coverage

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Great coverage of National Purple Poppy Day by ITV. Purple Poppy Day. WW1 animals honoured at Liverpool’s War Horse Memorial. A wreath is being laid in Liverpool at the grave of a World War One horse to mark the first National Purple Poppy Day – which honours the animals who served in the conflict. Two…

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Merseyside Police

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Merseyside Police. Merseyside Police has marked the first Purple Poppy Day, as part of its on-going programme to commemorate those who served in the First World War. Delighted to be featured on the Merseyside Police website in a piece highlighting how the force have marked the first National Purple Poppy Day. Merseyside Police and The…

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Daily Express

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Daily Express. Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Delighted to be featured in today’s (Tue Aug 21st, 2018) Daily Express c/o another fantastic piece by Chris Roycroft-Davis.

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Garland Ceremony

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Garland Ceremony. Mon 21st Aug, 2018. Poppy our War Horse proudly displays a garland of knitted purple poppies which have been sent to us from readers of the Daily Express and Guides, Brownies, knitting groups and individuals from all over the UK, and from as far away as Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They wanted…

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Jenny Seagrove

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Jenny Seagrove. Mane Chance Horse Sanctuary – Summer Family Fun Day. Mane Chance Horse Sanctuary, one of our supported charities, held their annual Summer Family Fun Day this afternoon and the turn out was the best ever. Actress and animal rights campaigner Jenny Seagrove, founding trustee at Mane Chance arranged for us to sell our…

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Purple Poppy Garland

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Purple Poppy Garland. Monday, August 20th, 2018. This garland of purple poppies has been made of more than a hundred individual knitted poppies, sent to us from all over the UK and the Commonwealth for Poppy, our War Horse, to wear in remembrance of the millions of horses, mules and donkeys who gave service and…

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National Purple Poppy Day

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National Purple Poppy Day. Thursday August 23rd, 2018. It’s countdown week to the first National Purple Poppy Day on Thursday ( August 23, 2018) and hundreds of people have been generous enough to buy and sell our pin badges and wristbands to support our fundraising for military and equine charities. Please don’t forget to send…

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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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