Poppies drawn by 18 children fill 10 Downing Street's windows ahead of nation marking Remembrance Day

POPPIES drawn by 18 children fill the windows of 10 Downing Street ahead of the nation marking Remembrance Sunday.

The gesture comes as the country falls silent today for two minutes at 11am.

A scaled-down service will take place at London’s Cenotaph and be broadcast live.

There will be 150 socially distanced personnel from the Navy, Army and Air Force on parade to honour the fallen men and women.

The public have been told to stay away from national and local events as part of lockdown measures. But they are urged to back The Sun’s Poppy Star campaign to help the British Legion raise £50million.

Show your support at rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal

Yesterday, Boris Johnson laid a wreath in his Uxbridge constituency and said of the fallen: “No virus can stop us from honouring their memory, particularly when we have just celebrated the 75th anniversary of victory in World War Two.

“And in times of trial, our tributes matter even more.

“So let’s come together once again and remember those to whom we owe so much.”

How to be a poppy star

THE pandemic may have stopped thousands of sellers from hitting the streets — but it doesn’t have to stop you from buying a poppy. Here are some of the ways you can do your bit for the appeal:

  1. Fundraise for appeal: Move to Remember and the 11/11 Challenge are among the fundraising suggestions from the appeal itself. Free fundraising packs on the website will give the help and support you will need.
  2. Poppies in the post: Help make up for the reduced number of volunteer collectors by requesting 20 poppies free of charge from the RBL — and then giving them to friends and family yourself in return for a donation.
  3. My poppy run 2020: Run, walk or jog any distance, anywhere and at any time. Get family and friends involved to raise cash. And buy a T-shirt to run in and a medal to give to yourself afterwards!
  4. Visit the poppy shop: There is an extensive range of products from poppy pins and jewellery to clothing, stationery and homeware. All profits fund the Legion’s work in supporting the Armed Forces community.
  5. Make online donation: Alternatively, you could just visit the British Legion’s website and make a donation. You can choose a one-off payment or set up a regular amount — and no amount is too small.


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