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Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal

Wangford Veterinary Clinic have just launched their 2020 Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal which will run until 11th November and in addition to our usual Red clip-on Poppies, we have again added a beautiful new Purple Poppy which has become a symbol of remembrance in the UK for animals that served during wartime.

As usual, we are asking pet owners to show their support by displaying one of these special Poppies, red or purple, on their dog’s collar or harness. The Purple Poppies are made of a thick embroidered felt and fasten to the collar via velcro, the Red Poppies are fluorescent plastic and have a small metal clip to affix to the collar. Both are perfectly suitable for a dog to wear.

So we will be raising money for both charities, the money from the Red Poppies will be going to the Royal British Legion and the money raised from the Purple Poppies will go to Hounds for Heroes. The Royal British Legion support serving and ex-serving personnel of the armed forces community and their families. Hounds for Heroes provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the ‘blue-light’ Emergency Services. Their aim is to provide the help and practical support that leads to enhanced quality of life.

Dogs truly are man’s best friend, they have for many years and still do serve alongside human soldiers so it’s appropriate that we should, in return, show our support and thanks by commemorating them in this way.

We would like you to further show your support for our wonderful charities by visiting our special gallery and uploading your dog’s, cat’s or even horse’s photo proudly wearing their Poppy. Go to https://www.wangfordvetclinic.com/gallery/17409/gallery-poppies-on-paws

Because of COVID restrictions we are selling the Poppies online this year and there is a small charge for postage. Pre-ordered Poppies can also be collected from the Practice.

Red Poppies: The fluorescent clip-on dog collar Poppies are available for a suggested donation of 50p each. Red felt Poppies (same size as the purple) are £3.00 each.

Purple Poppies: The Purple Poppies are made of thick embroidered felt and fasten to the collar or harness with strong velcro. They are also available as a keyring or a pin badge.  These Poppies are £3 each and £1.50 from the sale of each one will go to Hounds for Heroes.

Lest We Forget Poppy Bandanas for dogs: Also available are our Poppy Bandanas in cream and black – sizes and prices are as follows:  Small is for toy breeds £2.50, Med for Beagles/Cocker Spaniels £3.50, Large for Boxers/Labradors £4.50 and XL for all giant breeds £5.50. Fundraising book ‘Long Time No W.C’ – one man’s memories of five years as a prisoner of war: Jill is donating the last few copies of her Father’s book, ‘Long Time No W.C’ with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion Appeal. In Brian Asquith’s true story of five years as a prisoner of war, this book gives an insight into the feeling and comradeship that existed throughout the camps. Obviously not the best five years of his life, he tells how the Polish civilians risked their lives to give what little they had to the prisoners, and talks of their great courage and fortitude. Copies of the book £5.00. Download for a donation from https://www.wangfordvetclinic.com/Downloads