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July 19, 2018

Portuguese Parliamentary fact Finding mission to Twickenham

Portuguese Parliamentary fact Finding mission to Twickenham   London, May 2018. A high-level delegation of Portuguese MPs and British Embassy officials went on a fact-finding visit to Twickenham along with the Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, Anthony Bailey. During their short stay, the delegation, which was led by the British Ambassador to Portugal, HE Kirsty Hayes, visited the Church of St James’s and viewed […]
July 19, 2018

Portuguese Ambassador and UK Field Marshal Unveil Memorial Windows

London, April 2018. The first memorial in honour of the Portuguese fallen of the Great War in Britain was unveiled at St James’s Church in Twickenham on Monday 9 April 2018. This date marked the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Lys. The memorial consists of a beautiful commissioned stained glass window, which will serve to honour and commemorate the 12,000 Portuguese soldiers who […]
February 1, 2018

Unveiling of the windows at St James’s Church, Twickenham

London, April 2018. The unveiling of the new windows will take place on Monday 9 April 2018 at St James’s Church, 61 Popes Grove, Twickenham, TW1 4JZ, at 12 noon. This date marks the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Lys. The windows will serve to honour and commemorate the Portuguese soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First Wold War, making it the first memorial dedicated […]
November 17, 2017

Dr Charles Tannock, MEP, joins the Honorary Committee

London, November 2017. Dr Charles Tannock, MEP, has joined the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Dr Tannock is a Conservative MEP for London. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Charles worked for several years as a Consultant Psychiatrist in London and was a Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital. Dr Tannock is Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Spokesman for the UK Conservative […]
July 19, 2017

Secretary General of the City of Lisbon to be appointed Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon, 19 July 2017. Dr Alberto Laplaine Guimãraes, Secretary General of the City of Lisbon has accepted to act as a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. In a letter addressed to the appeal Chairman, he wrote: “Thanking for you kind invitation to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. I’m writing to express my full commitment to this historical project which will further the […]
July 13, 2017

Father Ulick Loring joins as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, July 2017. The Rev Fr Ulick Loring has agreed to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Fr Ulick is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Appeal and is the Parish Priest at St James’s Church in Twickenham. Fr Ulick Loring was born in St Leonard’s-on-Sea in 1946.  Fr Ulick grew up in London and attended The Oratory School, Woodcote, near Reading. He […]
July 13, 2017

Lord Watson of Richmond to act as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, 13 July 2017. The Rt Hon Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE, has agreed to act as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Lord Watson also serves as member of the Honorary Committee of the Appeal. Lord Watson is currently the Chairman of CTN Communications, a pre-eminent multi-media, consultancy, and production company.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a former chairman. He […]
June 30, 2017

New Trustees of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon, 30 June 2017. Francisco de Mendia and Pedro Pais de Almeida have both agreed to act trustees of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Francisco de Mendia is the Vice-Chairman of the Appeal and together with the Chairman he runs the daily activities of the Centenary Appeal in Portugal and United Kingdom. Mr Mendia is a consultant with experience in communication and financial management. He is […]
June 19, 2017

Councillor Clare Head agrees to act as trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, June 2017. Member of the Honorary Committee, Cllr Clare Head has agreed to become a trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Cllr Head represents South Twickenham ward. She was the Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the 2011/2012 Municipal Year and is currently responsible for the city twinning programme of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. For more information on […]
June 17, 2017

Cyril Woods of Slane agrees to act as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Toronto, June 2017. Cyril Woods, Baron of Slane, has agreed to become a Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Cyril is an entrepreneur and philanthropist living in Canada. He has been Honorary Chair of the Canadian Leadership Council of United Nations in Canada since 2002. He is a Knight of Justice of The Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and has […]
June 17, 2017

Chairman of the Appeal joins as Trustee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

London, June 2017. Anthony Bailey, OBE, Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, has agreed to act as a Trustee of the Appeal. As a trustee, Anthony will help the Appeal to achieve its aims in promoting greater public awareness of the relationship between the United Kingdom and Portugal and to facilitate new initiatives in bringing these nations, peoples, communities and cultures closer together. For more […]
February 15, 2017

Over £8,000 in donations raised towards two church commemorative windows

London, February 2017. Over GBP £8,000 have been raised so far for the fitting of two new stained glass windows as part of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. The first window will be a memorial dedicated to the Portuguese casualties of the First World War in Britain. The second window will commemorate the King Manuel II, who lived in exile in Twickenham from 1911 – 1932. Both […]
July 20, 2016

Appeal Chairman Anthony Bailey meets Lord True

London, July 2016. The Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, Anthony Bailey called on The Lord True, Leader of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on 20 July 2016 at the Town Hall in Twickenham. Discussions were held on the importance of the recently launched Portuguese Centenary Appeal and the prospect of future events and projects which could be incorporated into the Appeal’s programme […]
July 18, 2016

Chairman of the Appeal meets with the Mayor of Sintra

Sintra, July 2016. The Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal, Anthony Bailey, and the Mayor of the City of Sintra, Dr Basílio Horta, held an official meeting on 12 July 2016 at the Câmara Municipal de Sintra. The official meeting followed the Mayor’s recent acceptance to join the Honorary Committee of Portuguese Centenary Appeal. They discussed ways to promote the long-standing relationship between England and […]
July 7, 2016

British Ambassador to Portugal joins Appeal’s Honorary Committee

Lisbon, July 2016. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, HE Kirsty Hayes, has accepted to join the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. In a letter sent to the Chairman of the Appeal, Anthony Bailey, Her Excellency said: “I am delighted to support the work of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. As Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic, I am honoured to play a […]