Barbara Windsor has pledged her support to Theatre Royal Stratford East's ambitious fundraising campaign for a sculpture to remember the theatre director Joan Littlewood.
Artist Philip Jackson has been commissioned to create the bronze sculpture which, subject to raising the necessary funds, is set to be installed in spring 2014 and will be placed in Theatre Square, Stratford, situated on the edge of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Barbara Windsor worked with Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal Stratford East on several occasions during the early stages of her career appearing in the Broadway run of Joan Littlewood's landmark production Oh What a Lovely War in 1964 and Joan Littlewood's film Sparrows Can't Sing.
Barbara Windsor, star of the Carry on films and Eastenders, is joining forces with the Royal British Legion to raise money this year.
On November 1st, which is London Poppy Day, the actress will take to the tannoy at London Underground stations to ask the public to donate money for a poppy. This year the charity hopes to raise £1 million.
London's Poppy Day commemoration will have an East End twist this year, as Barbara Windsor takes over as the voice of the Underground. The actress will be making announcements at tube stations on November the 1st, as the Royal British Legion attempts to raise half a million pounds in donations.