Military personnel joined the Mayor of London to launch London Poppy Day


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched The Royal British Legion’s annual London Poppy Day yesterday – joining members of the British Armed Forces at London Euston train station.

On Thursday 2 November some of London’s famous faces (and voices) will be supporting The Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day in a bid to raise over £1 million for The Royal British Legion, making it the largest one-day street collection of its kind in the UK.

Now in its 11th year, London Poppy Day has raised over £4.7 million in total. This money goes directly to the Legion’s work, providing support to anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “It is a pleasure to welcome London Poppy Day and I’ll be joining thousands of people by wearing my poppy with pride.”

“Wearing a poppy recognises the service and sacrifices made across all the generations of our Armed Forces, and provides vital support to those who are currently serving as well as to veterans and their families.”

“So please look out for one of the many collectors this Thursday and donate all you can.”

Around 2,000 uniformed personnel, veterans and volunteers will converge at tube and mainline stations to collect donations for poppies, amid entertainment from military bands in ten locations across the city, from Canary Wharf to Covent Garden.

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