TV’s Andrea McLean is checking her loose change for old pound coins to give to our Poppy Appeal.
On Monday, round pound coins will go out of circulation and most shops will refuse them.
But, like Loose Women presenter Andrea, and other TV personalities such as Good Morning Britain presenters, you can donate them to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The British Legion is hoping to raise a record £47million this year to help Armed Forces veterans and their families.
Andrea, 48, said: “There are said to be 500million old pounds still in circulation. If everybody gave the coins from their loose change, the appeal would beat its target.”
Lance Corporal Richard Jones — winner of Britain’s Got Talent with his magic act — serves with the Household Cavalry.
Richard, 27, said: “The Poppy Appeal is so important. This year we can do better than ever by just handing over those coins to the British Legion.”
To play your part in the appeal, take those old pounds today to Royal British Legion pop-in centres in Plymouth, Brighton, Southampton, Derby, Bristol, Swindon, London, Aylesbury, Colchester, Birmingham, Merseyside, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Cardiff and Belfast.
And next week look for some of the 150,000 Poppy sellers who will be out and about collecting them.
The plan has also got backing from top brass. Former Chief of Defence Staff Lord David Richards said: “Well done to The Sun for once again thinking of our veterans and their families.”
You can also make a one-off donation here.