Wanstead Poppy Man Jim Carroll will be holding his final collection for the annual appeal this month.
“This will be his last year outside the Oxfam shop. Jim is planning to retire in 2023, after 10 years collecting on the High Street. He will miss everyone and the chats with his fans – there are some ladies who only buy poppies from him! We’ve also lost Marguerite Wimborne, who took a tumble earlier this year and has relocated to a retirement home, so she’ll be absent from her slot by the dry cleaners,” said a spokesperson.