Sue Cosnett from Pershore’s war horse memorial project is inviting local people to get involved with a drawing design competition for the kids and a retro classics night for the adults.

Pershore’s war horse memorial project was an idea forged by Sue and local blacksmith Steven Ellis Cooper. With the support of Wychavon Council and the generosity of the people in and around Pershore, they will be unveiling a life size war horse memorial sculpture constructed of horseshoes in October.

In the school holidays Sue is aiming to encourage local children from 5yrs till 11yrs to get involved with an initiative to design a purple poppy. Sue is hoping that local kids will send their designs to her home address (below) so she can pick a winning entry to be used on the display notice boards. All entries must be received by 30thSeptember 2019.

Also, the next fundraising event will be a Retro Classics night at Bar 57 in Pershore on Saturday 14thSeptember from 7.30pm. Sue said:

We’ve smashed our target and I’m overwhelmed by the amount of money we’ve raised so far. In total it’s now £13,022.79! Thank you. With one fundraising event to go and a new initiative to encourage the youngsters to get involved, I’m hoping for one last push. Together, let’s make this happen.”

You can still sponsor a horseshoe, which will be used in the construction of the horse, for just £5 for a business or an adult and £2.50 for a child. This initiative is going well and the name of the sponsor will be written on a plaque positioned by the sculpture as a lasting legacy. All funds raised will be donated to Combat Stress.

A special mention to the team at Wychavon District Council who are kindly giving £4000 to the project when sculpture is built. What a fantastic, local effort.

To make a bank transfer, please use the following details:

Reference: Horseshoe

Bank details: Lloyds

Sort code: 39-96-26

Account: 50370860

The Pershore War Horse Memorial Project

Send poppy design entries to Sue at: 12 Lancelott Court, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1RE.

Follow the story and get involved via the project’s Facebook page: donate to the cause: or contact Sue Cosnett direct by emailing


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