Canary Wharf thanked for Poppy support

By Rob Virtue on December 18, 2012 11:45 AM |


Organisers of last month's Poppy Appeal have praised Canary Wharf commuters after they donated over £50,000 in just one day.

The total was reached on November 1, London Poppy Day, when the Royal Navy held a collection on the estate. Including the rest of the Isle of Dogs, £70,000 was handed over in those 24 hours.

Local Poppy Appeal organiser Craig Aston said: "I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the public, and the obvious appreciation so many people in Tower Hamlets have for the work our Armed Forces do.

"I am extremely grateful to all those who lent a hand with this year's Poppy Appeal and helped raise this amazing sum - the Royal Navy, who collected £54,000 on London Poppy Day, and local volunteers who raised a grand total of £15,647.98."

All the money goes to the national Poppy Appeal to help fund the £1.7million spent by the Royal British Legion each week on supporting those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.