Today, Barbara Windsor took part in London Poppy Day in an effort to raise £1 million for the Poppy Appeal.
Barbara has already given her voice to the London Underground and gives Wake Up London a live rendition. She will also be heading around the capital on a 1960s route master hoping to encourage people to donate generously.
Doodle bugs, hiding underneath tables and evacuations were all part of many children’s’ lives during the Second World War. Barbara talks through her own experiences, including how her father explained Hitler to her and how quickly everything suddenly hit home when she lost a childhood friend to a bomb.
Also taking part, Lacey Turner explains the appeal of taking part in the London Poppy Day and why it matters to meet servicemen past and present. She also shares how she hopes to help to raise the crucial figure of £1 million.