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Mrs Poppy

1525. Vera Parnaby

Vera Parnaby, aged 81, from County Durham, has this year surpassed the £1million fundraising mark for the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

10 Downing Street

Known as “Mrs Poppy”, Vera has sold poppies every year since the age of six in honour of her father who was killed during the Second World War, marshalling an army of local volunteers each autumn to manage collections in County Durham. 

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