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Murphy’s Army purple poppies

Murphy’s Army is a Bradford based charity which helps owners to be reunited with their missing or stolen pets.  Since 2016 they have also produced purple poppies:

‘Remembering all the animals who have given their lives in service over the years and paying tribute to those who serve us today. May their sacrifice never be forgotten.’

The purple poppy campaign has so far raised over £75,000 for their chosen beneficiaries, which in 2023 are the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals, and Hero Paws – Life After Service.

Image: remains of wreath placed at base of war memorial in St Mary’s and All Saints churchyard, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, August 2023.

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