Canary Wharf raises �29k for Poppy Appeal 2010 in one day

GENEROUS Canary Wharf commuters gave almost �30,000 to the Poppy Appeal on a record-breaking day of fundraising.

The final figure for last Thursday’s collection at Canary Wharf station finished up at a staggering �29,037 - the highest figure in the whole of the capital. Canary Wharf Group made a single donation of �5,000 to boost the cause.

That was put towards more than �225,000 collected in London in a single day - smashing last year’s record of �60,000.

Serving and ex-Forces personnel were drafted in to help with the collection at more than 30 Tube and mainline stations, as well as volunteer local workers.

This year the Royal British Legion has a fundraising target of �36 million - exactly half the amount needed every year to support serving ex-Forces staff and their families.

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As is now traditional, a remembrance service lead by the Docklands chaplain will be held at the Museum of Docklands on November 11, starting from 10.50am.

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