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London Poppy Day aims to raise £1m

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been joined by some of London's most famous faces, including the Mayor of London and Barbara Windsor, to support the Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day appeal in a bid to raise a record-breaking £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'.

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