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Suffolk Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Registered Charity No. 219279

Man's best friend

Our Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal runs until November the 11th and we are asking pet owners to show their support by displaying a special clip on poppy on their dog’s collar or harness. These poppies are plastic, quite durable and florescent so perfectly suitable for a dog to wear.

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. Read some true stories about Military Working Dogs here.

You can further show your support by uploading your dog or even cat's photo proudly wearing their poppy to our special gallery.

Poppies are available from our reception for a donation to the Royal British Legion to help them to continue providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

Poppies in field

As well as Wangford Veterinary Clinic the clip on dog poppies are available from:

  • Cracks Pet Foods – Blyburgate, Beccles
  • Barking Mad Dog Training School – NR34 8LB
  • Lowestoft Canine Creche, NR32 1XA
  • The Feedbarn, Halesworth IP19 8BA

Find out more about the Suffolk Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal here.
Find out more about the Royal British Legion here.

Whilst dogs have played a special role serving next to our soldiers, other animals have also played their part:
Click here to find out about 15 other animals that went to war.

"Lest we forget " poppy dog bandannas

Fundraising Poppy “Lest We Forget” Dog Bandannas. £1 from every one sold will go to the Royal British Legion. The fluorescent clip on dog collar poppies available for a donation

Pop in to Wangford vets or give us a call and we will put one aside for you. Bandannas are also available from Cracks Pet foods, Beccles and Barking Mad Dog Training School at Maisbrooke Farm, Mettingham.

If you are unable to get to any of these places, than you can send a stamped addressed envelope, a cheque made out to the Royal British Legion and a covering note to tell us what sizes and colours you would like and number required.

Ted proudly wearing his bandanna
Alfie proudly wearing his bandanna

Our address is Wangford Veterinary Clinic, Pound Corner, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8DJ.

As a size guide for Bandannas - 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. All sizes come in both Cream and Black.

New this year we have a special ‘100 years Thank You’ selfie frame, so you to pop in and take photos of your dog or you and your dog. We would love to uploaded them to our special gallery and share on FB to say ‘thank you’ to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

Commemorative portrait

Additionally If you would like a colour 8x6 commemoration photo, Debbie from Paws N Pose, (whose studio is situated above Wangford Veterinary Practice), will be available on Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th to take photos of your dog / your dog and you posing with poppies, dog bandanna and / or the special poppy selfie frame. These will priced at £10 with £2 donation to Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal

If you would like to take up this opportunity to have a special photo of your dogs and support the Poppy Appeal at the same time please contact Debbie on 07701 350368 or email pawsnpose@aol.com

A few pics of our 4-legged friends wearing their poppies

See all the pictures and upload your own in our ‘Poppies on 4 Paws’ gallery.

‘Long Time No W.C’ – one man's memories of five years as a prisoner of war


Jill is donating copies of her Father's book, ‘Long Time No W.C’ with all proceeds going to 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.

Long Time No W.C

From the introduction:

On Tuesday evening we were told that we were moving again at 11pm and we arrived in Southampton about midday on Wednesday, where we boarded the Royal Daffodil in the evening only to find ourselves in Dover next morning. A German plane tried to bomb us but missed and was driven off by our destroyer escort. When we reached Calais the docks were already under spasmodic shell-fire but we got ashore unscathed and later our vehicles were unloaded from another ship. A battalion of the riffle brigade had us in their vehicle ship arrived much later, by which time the shelling had increased so much that the ship sailed back to England without unloading and still carrying some of our ammunition. The Queen Victoria Rifles (Territorials) had landed the previous day and were already in action but their vehicles had not even got further than Dover. As someone said: “It’s an extraordinary way to go to war”.

Read more from the introduction and find out about the author here.

The book will be available from Wangford Vets for a donation to the Suffolk Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. There are only a limited number of copies left so make sure to visit and get your copy soon.

You can also download a copy of the book by clicking here. Please remember to make a donation below in return.

Thank you to the following who have generously donated through the website:

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