Ross Kemp leads British Legion poppy appeal at TfL stations

More than 3,000 volunteers including uniformed members of the Armed Forces have been collecting donations across TfL services ahead of Remembrance Day.

After fundraising was largely suspended last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, TfL has this year resumed its partnership with the Royal British Legion to support its fundraising efforts across 50 TfL stations.

Armed Forces ambassador and former actor Ross Kemp helped kick off the fundraising efforts at Liverpool Street station on London Poppy Day last week, before recording an announcement that will be played at Tube stations calling for passengers to donate generously.

Tube roundels at 10 stations including Baker Street and London Bridge have also been replaced with the iconic poppy symbol to mark Remembrance Day, while six London buses will carry special poppy liveries.

Andy Lord, managing director for London Underground at Transport for London, said: “TfL has a longstanding relationship with the Royal British Legion, and we are extremely proud to support their fundraising for veterans, serving personnel and their families.

“We had to reduce charity collections in our stations last year due to lockdown restrictions, so we’re happy to welcome back RBL volunteers into our stations for the Poppy Appeal and help raise money for this incredible charity.”

Donations to the Royal British Legion help it to provide support to members and veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.

TfL is reminding passengers that all stations will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Thursday November 11 to remember those who have died fighting for the country.

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