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Len and Dolly collect record Poppy Day cash for British Legion

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:19 05 October 2010

MP Jim... with poppy couple Len and Dolly

MP Jim... with poppy couple Len and Dolly

LEN and Dolly Page have broken the record for raising cash for the annual British legion poppy appeal.The couple collected £51,087 for the Poplar British Legion branch in East London and got a big thank you tonight from Farms Minister Jim Fitzpatrick their local MP

LEN and Dolly Page have done it again. They've broken the record for raising cash for the annual British legion poppy appeal.

The couple collected £51,087 last month for the Poplar British Legion branch in East London and got a big thank you tonight from Farms Minister Jim Fitzpatrick (pictured with them) who is also their local MP.

Jim said: “The new amount collected last month is fantastic and beats their previous year's collection by a massive £9,000.”

Len and Dolly organised record collections in Poplar's Chrisp Street Market and nearby Canary Wharf business district last month.

As an added bonus, staff in the Bow Road Branch of Barclays Bank donated another £300 from their unclaimed accounts fund when Len paid the money in to the British Legion account.

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