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 launched the London Poppy Appeal in Covent Garden today, before heading off on the 1960s Routemaster bus to meet William and Kate - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Actress Barbara Windsor will take to the tannoy at Tube stations on London Poppy Day to raise money for the Royal British Legion. She will ask the public to donate money for a poppy.
Windsor said: "We want this year desperately to get to a million."
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.
Barbara Windsor launched an emergency appeal to save the gardens at the 'Actor's Church' in London's West End.
It will cost one hundred thousand pounds to restore the land by St Paul's parish church in Covent Garden. The gardens are subsiding because of collapsing vaults underground.
Babs Windsor today unveiled her list of ideal street party guests, past and present, with whom to celebrate the Jubilee.
She revealed her fab four to be late singer Amy Winehouse, Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, wartime PM Sir Winston Churchill and athlete Jessica Ennis
The Shoreditch-born former Carry On star, 74, was chosen by mayor Boris Johnson to drum up interest in July 3rd's Big Jubilee Lunch.
She said she'd chosen Amy lead a sing-song, Sir Winston for his speeches, Jessica because she's an Olympic hopeful, while Colin was "a lovely bit of eye candy."
Barbara Windsor will be at Madame Tussaud's later hosting a street party where she is guaranteed to be the most animated guest.
She'll be gathering together a number of 'ideal' party guests from among the Tussaud's collection of waxworks as part of a stunt to promote Jubilee street celebrations.
The actress is the London Mayor's official street party ambassador, and is hoping to encourage people to get out the bunting on June 3rd.