Katherine Dow Blyton
“‘I’m delighted to support Murphy’s Army
and their Purple Poppy campaign”
The first Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign™ was launched in 2016 to encourage members of the public to come together to pay tribute to the many animals lost in Service, and to those who Serve us today.
Our research had shown that although the traditional red poppy was well known, the significance of the purple poppy – to remember the animals – was less so. We believe our efforts over the years have raised significant awareness of the meaning of the purple poppy and many more are now being worn with pride.
Indeed, response to our 2018 Purple Poppy Campaign™ has been overwhelming and every single one of our purple poppies have sold out. It’s humbling to know that so many people want to show their support.
We will have new stocks of poppies available early in the new year so please do keep an eye out for updates on these.
To everyone who has lent their support thus far, thank you, and to new supporters, welcome – together we will ensure that the contributions made, and continuing to be made by the animals are not forgotten but remembered always.
The Household Cavalry Foundation Retired Horses Section
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 this very worthy cause please visit their website http://www.hcavfoundation.org
Cool Coats & Scanners
PD Stella of Gloucestershire Police Dog section has found her cool coat invaluable during the recent spell of hot weather and we hope our coat donations will greatly help other Service dogs too.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Our sincere thanks to the following celebrities, and their beautiful pets, who have supported our Purple Poppy Campaigns to date. If you would like to join them and show your support please do get in touch.
Paul O'Grady MBE
David Essex OBE
Arlene Philips CBE
They had no choice’ – the words inscribed on the very poignant Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park which honours the many millions of animals who died whilst serving alongside…read more
A new National memorial to honour military dogs will be constructed in Brynford, Flintshire…read more
Andy Smith, Founder of Murphy’s Army (pictured here with FD Roscoe at the IFAW Awards 2017) comments ‘As an animal charity we strongly believe that animals lost in the line of duty should be remembered…read more