BENEFICIARIES

Each year different causes are chosen to benefit from Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign.  Since our launch in 2016 we have raised over £21,000 which has made a big difference to our chosen, and very worthy causes.  We hope, with your continued support, to make an even bigger difference in the coming year.

 

2018

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY FOUNDATION RETIRED HORSES SECTION

We were honoured to feature the Household Cavalry Foundation Retired Horses Section as a beneficiary of our 2018 Campaign .

Director of the Foundation Giles Stibbe OBE BA (Hons) comments ‘Thank you and all in Murphy’s Army very much indeed for the fantastic donation of £4,685.00. It really is truly appreciated as it will genuinely help’.

Horses are essential for the Household Cavalry’s ceremonial role and the Foundation are committed to providing support to organisations and individuals caring for their retired horses to ensure their needs are met.

For more information about the Foundation please visit their website    http://www.hcavfoundation.org

MURPHY’S ARMY

Another third of the funds raised in 2018, £4,685, was retained by our own Murphy’s Army to assist us in our mission of helping reunite lost and stolen pets with their owners, raising pet theft awareness and promoting pet safety, welfare and care.

To find out more about the great work we do please visit our main website murphysarmy.org

COOL COATS

The final third of the funds raised from our 2018 campaign was used to purchase cool coats for Service dogs throughout the UK.  These were recommended to us (and beautifully modeled) by the lovely PD Stella who had found hers to be a great help.

 We were inundated with requests for the cool coats and were able to supply these to Police Dogs (both serving and retired), Fire Investigation Dogs, Prison Dogs, Search and RescueDogs and Guide Dogs.

Thanks to the help of our supplier, Animate Pets, nearly 250 coats were distributed and we hope these will make a big difference in the warm summer months ahead.

2017

FIRESIDE K9

We were very pleased to support Fireside K9 in our second Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign.  Fireside K9 do an amazing job helping retired Police Dogs in West Yorkshire and were grateful to receive a cheque for £2,631 towards their funds.

MURPHY’S ARMY

The joint beneficiary of our 2017 campaign was our own Murphy’s Army who also received £2,631 which will be used to further their objectives of helping reunite lost and stolen pets with their owners, raising pet theft awareness and promoting pet safety, welfare and care.

 

2016

BRAVO WORKING DOG RESCUE

The very first Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign was launched in 2018 and our chosen joint beneficiary was Bravo Working Dog Rescue.

Bravo was created by Debbie Connolly to help the many retiring dogs from Police and Military and enable them to spend their retirement in comfort.

Thanks to the overwhelming support received we were able to present them with a cheque for £1,215 for which they were most grateful –  ‘We thank Murphy’s Army for both their long campaign to help lost dogs and for the honour of being included in this Purple Poppy fundraising event.’

 

MURPHY’S ARMY

As an animal charity, Murphy’s Army was aware of the significance of the purple poppy, but volunteers had been unable to source these locally online.  And so Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign was launched.  We enlisted a team of volunteer knitters who willingly gave their time and materials to produce the first Murphy’s Army knitted purple poppies.  Each one of them hand made with love.  

And so the story began, £1,215 raised for Murphy’s Army to help animals in need today, and much-needed awareness raised of the contribution made and continuing to be made by our furry and feathered friends.