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Politicians and veterans come together for Romford's poppy appeal launch

PUBLISHED: 16:26 02 November 2016

Today's poppy appeal launch at the Mercury Mall

Today's poppy appeal launch at the Mercury Mall

Spencer Hawken

The mayor, MPs and councillors joined veterans of war earlier today to launch this year's poppy appeal.

Romford’s MP, Andrew Rosindell, the mayor of Havering Phillipa Crowder and Cllr Roger Ramsey met with standard bearers from the Royal British for the launch of Mercury Mall’s annual poppy appeal.

Spencer Hawken, the mall’s deputy centre manager, said: “We are delighted that, as ever we have so many key members of Romford and the surrounding area in hosting the official launch of the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.”

Shoppers will be able to buy poppies, key rings and metal plated badges from a stall situated on the second floor of the mall, based in Mercury Gardens, close to McDonald’s.

The stand will remain inside the shopping centre until Remembrance Day, November 13.

According to the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal organiser in Romford, Pam Morrison, the town raised more than £75,000.

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