Strengthening Anglo-Portuguese Friendship by celebrating our Oldest Alliance
The Portuguese Centenary Appeal celebrates the centuries old partnership between the United Kingdom and Portugal. The Appeal will promote greater public awareness of the oldest unbroken diplomatic alliance existing today in the world between two peoples and two nations established by the Treaty of Windsor signed in 1386. It will lead to new initiatives aimed at bringing the British and Portuguese people, our cities, communities and cultures closer together and better understood.
This Appeal seeks to raise funds to build the first ever war memorial in Britain commemorating the Portuguese war dead of World War One; to erect a life size statue of Portugal's last king and much loved London resident, King Manuel II, as well as renovate the Church of St James's in Twickenham as a new spiritual centre for the Portuguese in London.