We would like to extend our gratitude to Henry Lewis for these wonderful photos. Henry is a great supporter of Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign and lives on the Isle of Man. He and his BAPD dog Zack were invited to meet Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer and Lady Lorimer for an informal lunch. It was also attended by 30 Grenadier Guards…
With our very grateful and humble thanks to our good friend Sue Robinson for laying one of our Murphy’s Army purple poppy wreaths today. In Sue’s words.. ‘Laid with love on behalf of your charity, thank you for trusting us. Animals of WW1 Pozieres France. 02/07/2023’ An honour for us indeed, thank you so very much
Perhaps you know that these purple poppies are hand made. But we wonder if you know just how much time is spent preparing them… the knitting or crocheting… adding pins for the ‘human’ poppies, Velcro for the animal ones… bagging… counting into boxes for our ambassadors and outlets… packing and posting for the online sales Hours upon hours (upon hours!) of work, and every minute given freely
Well, we said watch this space, and now we can share with you the wonderful news that the second beneficiary of this year’s Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign will be The Horse Trust ????????
We already know what incredible work they do taking care of former serving horses in their retirement, from all areas of public duty, and of course the many rescue horses and ponies they look after so kindly too ???????? It really is an honour to be able to help them again this year. We hope you’ll be as pleased as we are with the choice ???????? #theyalsoserved
Some lovely news to share with you all, and that is the first of the beneficiaries of the Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign 2023 – the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals – NFRSA
This is the first time that any charity has been selected for a second year but the passion, determination and enthusiasm shown by the NFRSA in helping former Service animals in retirement, combined with a shared ethos of love and respect – not just for the animals but for each other too – made this a very easy decision for us
As Remembrancetide approaches we’ll be sharing with you a series of information sheets featuring our animal heroes…