Mark Francois MP joins celebs on London Poppy Day

Rayleigh and Wickford MP and former Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois, was happy to lend a hand at Westminster Tube Station, alongside fellow MPs and Celebrities, to raise money for the Poppy Appeal on London Poppy Day.

On the day, teams of volunteers, including Ministers, MPs and Members of the Armed Forces, supported by a number of celebrities, spread out to cover tube stations across London in order to sell poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.

Mark was joined selling poppies at Westminster Tube Station by Defence Ministers Stuart Andrew MP and Earl Howe and actress Lesley Joseph, star of Birds of a Feather, plus Britain’s Got Talent Winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones as well Mark’s Parliamentary Staff.

Commenting on the day, Mark Francois said:

“London Poppy Day is a fantastic initiative to raise awareness across the Capital of the Poppy Appeal, with stations full of serving personnel, celebrities and supporters, raising money. It was great to see MPs come and support the effort at Westminster Tube Station and I was delighted that my staff and I were able to contribute to the day, especially in the centenary year of the Armistice.”