We’re pleased to shared details of the charity associated and led by Galen Therapy Centre.
War Dogs Remembered is a charity that was registered in 2015, set up to pay tribute to and raise awareness of all the dogs that have served in the military. We raise funds to educate and share knowledge around the tremendous work that these dogs have undertaken, some paying the ulimate price for their service. We remember dogs that have served in the military
As part of our activities, we are currently involved in a project to build an activity course dedicated to a dog that has served, for dogs and owners to connect and engage with.
Our mission is to raise awareness of war dogs through activities and education.
For us, it is vital that we remember the role that dogs have played in supporting armed forces personnel, and the number of lives that have been saved by their involvement and activities. Note that our rememberance of these animals is not a celebration; it is instead a show of respect for the work that they do.
Through our attendance of events, creation of physical activities and through providing education about war dogs we can illustrate their dedication, loyalty and skill. This in turn, will lead greater respect and appreciation the same qualities that can be found in all dogs.
FIXED ACTIVITY TRAILS
We are working towards building a activity trailsl (akin to a small fixed agility course) in common areas where people can walk and enjoy being with their dog. These trails will be dedicated to a dog of war with a history of their achievements shown on a plaque and also on a dedicated website.
Our long-temr aim is to have a number of these trails all over the UK, all commemorating different war dogs. We hope the sites will enlighten people about how amazing the species is and their individual stories.
We’re lucky enough to work with Isabel George – an international bestselling author who writes with a passion and respect for animals in war. Isabel is our consultant to ensure correctness of factual information.
We’re also plased to work with Stephen Jenkinson – a consultant working for the Kennel Club specialising in dogs and ‘Access and Countryside Management’. Stephen has already been a part of a dog and human activity trail partnered with the forestry commission, built in March 2008 at Coatham Community Woodland, near Yarm, Teesside.
The charity is registered, and we fundraise in the main through donations, and you can make a donation through the War Dogs Remembered Facebook page.
We also sell merchandise and attend events, where we focus on the education and the role war dogs have played.
Every year supporters also donate money to have their dogs’ names included on the wreaths laid at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Our first fixed dog trail is currently under development in Windsor, and we’re thrilled to be working with Stephen Jenkins with this. We will be sharing information around this trail, and the journey of it’s construction on our Facebook page, where you can also keep up to date with all of our activities.
As always, we will also be laying wreathes at the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Rememberance Day memorial. We will next be there in November 2018.