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Members of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue will take part in Eastbourne’s Remembrance day parade for the second year running. The following press release has been released by the coalition of groups and individuals taking part in the parade.

Eastbourne shops are supporting the town’s residents in the ‘purple poppies’ campaign to remember all animals that suffer and die as a result of war. When a wreath of purple poppies commemorating animal victims of war was laid at the war memorial in 2009, making Eastbourne the first town in the UK outside London to honour animals in this way, many Eastbourne residents wanted to know where they could buy the poppies. Now The Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare in the Enterprise Centre and Sainsbury's in the Arndale Centre have generously stepped in to make the poppies available in their shops. » Read more

On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, Eastbourne becomes one of the first towns outside London to pay formal tribute to the millions of animals who served and died in two World Wars.

Eastbourne Residents Bill Palethorpe and Ann Johnson will lay a wreath of purple poppies at the War Memorial, in memory of all the animals, including working dogs, equines and pigeons serving alongside troops, who have died and continue to suffer in war zones. This will take place at the formal wreath laying parade and ceremony, organised by the Eastbourne Combined Ex-Services Association. » Read more