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Thank you!

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THANK YOU! From Wigan to Durham,  from Devon to Windsor… More of the images you lovely people from all over the UK have been sending us in support of our Purple Poppy Appeal, the profits of which will support our chosen military and equine charities.  

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Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

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Edinburgh Riding of the Marches. September 16, 2018. Around 20,000 people swarmed the streets of Edinburgh to watch the historic Riding of the Marches – and The War Horse Memorial had a special role in the event as the city marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. Edinburgh Riding of the…

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They also served

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They also served. Remembering the Animals of War. Please join us at the Animals War Memorial, Park Lane, London on Sunday 11th November – 3.00pm for a short service of Remembrance for the animals of war. Guest speakers: Pen Farthing from Nowzad Dogs Susan Osborne from The War Horse Memorial Further details: Anglican Society for…

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Horseshoe Hearts

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100 ‘Horseshoe Hearts’ displayed at Ascot Racecourse – War Horse Poppy included in the role of honour. International charity, World Horse Welfare, is honouring the millions of horses, donkeys and mules who lost their lives in WW1 with a unique tribute of 100 hearts sculpted from horseshoes donated by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.…

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Ascot Round Table 41 Club

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Ascot Round Table 41 Club. Members of the Ascot Round Table 41 Club, keen to learn more about The War Horse Memorial and the Purple Poppy Appeal, invited co-Founder Alan Carr MBE to speak at their recent meeting, at Mill Ride Golf Club in the town. The greatest fascination was discovering the indelible link between The…

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Jacqueline Carmichael

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Jacqueline Carmichael. Tweets from the Trenches: Little True Stories of Life & Death on the Western Front. We are delighted that Canadian author Jacqueline Carmichael has included her own personal tribute to Poppy our War Horse with a picture of her unveiling in her new book Tweets from the Trenches: Little True Stories of Life…

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Jersey Pearl

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Jersey Pearl. Limited Edition Bracelets. Our friends at Jersey Pearl have produced a limited edition purple bracelet to complement the silver/gold coloured bracelets we launched our campaign with last year (both are pictured here). The drop pearl is symbolic; Poppy our War Horse has a teardrop in her eye to remember on the service and…

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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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