Susan Carroll, Wanstead’s Poppy Appeal Organiser, writes:
This year’s poppy appeal will be going ahead, although in a slightly different format than in previous years. Poppies will still be available in many of the stores that usually carry them, including Daisy, Moments, Heads and Tails, Ginger Pig and the supermarkets.
The street collection will, however, only be on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November, when Jim the poppy man and I will be manning a table so as to observe social distancing rules. This will be based outside the former Percy Ingles bakery to take advantage of the empty storefront and not block anyone else’s premises. There is a 2020 date pin and a belated VE Day pin, plus crosses and star of David’s alongside the regular poppies but no other items.