Millwall poppy seller raises £60,000 for British Legion

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A MILLWALL fan has raised more than £60,000 for the British Legion by selling poppies outside Cannon Street train station.

Sean McCarthy smashed the record he set last year by more than £20,000 in just two weeks of fundraising.

The HGV driver has become a familiar face for Lions fans, thousands of whom travelled to his stall to buy one of his poppies that feature a black Millwall lion at their heart.



He estimates he sold over 5,000 of the Millwall poppies.

Sean, who takes two weeks off from work every year to run the stall, thanked the customers who come to him ahead of each Remembrance Sunday.

"This year was a big year – people were definitely putting more money," he said.

"I have still got a few Millwall poppies left but I ordered a lot of poppies – seven or eight thousand. Really there’s only 1,500 left."

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7 thoughts on “Millwall poppy seller raises £60,000 for British Legion

  • November 28, 2014 at 10:59
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    Top man!

    Well done Sean. Proper 'wall!

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  • November 28, 2014 at 11:12
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    Well done that man,great effort for a great cause. You couldnt do us a favour tho while your at it? Raise some more money so we can buy another striker.....

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  • November 28, 2014 at 11:45
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    That's wot we do !!!!!! Well done we lead others follow !!!!! C O Y L

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  • November 28, 2014 at 12:11
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    The little club with the biggest heart. I salute you Sean.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 14:38
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    Absolutely Top Millwall Man, Well Done Sean! I like many other managed to get one, THEY ARE REALLY WONDERFUL. ( NOLU, WDC ). Well worth £5 - 00.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 16:44
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    Take a bow Sean.

    Well done indeed and for a great cause.

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  • November 28, 2014 at 21:03
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    Come on Millwall give the man a free season ticket. What a top man that fella is.

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