01 Nov '12, 1pm

London Poppy Day aims to raise £1m -

Activities were kicked off on 30 October when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, launched London Poppy Day by speeding down the Thames in a naval rigid inflatable boat to Canary Wharf. There, the Mayor boarded patrol vessel HMS Severn to buy a poppy through a mobile card-payment terminal provided by Barclaycard, one of 400 that have been donated, making this the first London Poppy Day to go 'contactless'. Today, 1 November, the Prince of Wales gave some royal encouragement to volunteers when they visited Clarence House aboard the London Poppy Day 1960s Routemaster bus. Meanwhile, national treasure Barbara Windsor is the 'Voice' of London Poppy Day. Commuters will hear her special recording played in tube and railway stations encouraging people to dig deep for the Royal British Legion.

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