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03/05/2019

Leader of Richmond upon Thames Council joins Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Appeal

Twickenham, May 2019 – Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of the Council of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, has joined the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Appeal. Cllr Roberts was elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor for the Hampton Ward and as Leader of the Council following local elections held in May 2018. The Chairman of the Appeal, Mr Anthony Bailey, met with Cllr […]
01/05/2019

Francisco Pinto Balsemão appointed to the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Appeal

Lisbon, March 2019 – Francisco Pinto Balsemão, former Portuguese Prime Minister, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Impresa Group, accepted to be part of the Portuguese Appeal Honorary Committee. The invitation was formalized by a delegation led by the vice-president of Portuguese Appeal, Francisco de Mendia, with the presence of other members of the commission, Inês Domingos (MP) and Luís Valadares […]
16/02/2019

Inês Domingos, MP, joins the Portuguese Centenary Appeal

Lisbon February 2019. Inês Domingos, MP, has joined the Honorary Committee of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal. Inês Domingos is a Social Democratic Party member of the Portuguese Parliament and Chair of Portuguese UK Parliamentary Friendship Group.Currently she is a member of the European Affairs Committee and the Budget, Finance and Administrative Modernization Committee at the parliament. Inês is also an economist, with a Université Catholique […]
21/01/2019

Renown Portuguese sculptor Luís Valadares appointed to create statute of King Manuel II.

Lisbon – January 2019. The Portuguese Centenary Appeal is delighted to announce that the renown Portuguese sculptor Luís Filipe de Oliveira Valadares Lacerda has been appointed by the Appeal to undertake the creation of the statute of the last King of Portugal, HM King Manuel II. Among his previous works is the statute of HM King Carlos I of Portugal which is on public display […]
24/05/2018

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 the two memorial windows recently unveiled marking the […]
09/04/2018

Chairman Anthony Bailey delivers message from Appeal Patrons

London, April 2018. Message from His Royal Highness Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza and Head of the Portuguese Royal House, read by Mr Anthony Bailey, OBE, ComIH, CCVV, Chairman of the Portuguese Centenary Appeal at St James’s Church, Twickenham – Monday 9 April 2018. The Duchess of Braganza joins me in extending our heartiest congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of the unveiling of […]
09/04/2018

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 […]
01/02/2018

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 […]
17/11/2017

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 […]
19/07/2017

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 […]
13/07/2017

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 […]
13/07/2017

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 […]
30/06/2017

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 […]
19/06/2017

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 […]
17/06/2017

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 […]