Oct 24 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
SINGERS Alesha Dixon and Pixie Lott spoke of the “absolute honour” after performing at the launch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The pair, who are the faces of the Poppy Appeal 2012, were cheered by crowds in Trafalgar Square in London as they headlined a free concert to launch the Legion’s annual fundraising drive.
“It is such an honour to be performing here in Trafalgar Square,” Lott told the crowds before performing a series of hits including Mama Do and It’s All About Tonight.
“Thank you for coming down for such a great cause as the Poppy Appeal.
“It is a privilege to be here,” she added.
Dixon, a Britain’s Got Talent judge, said it was an “absolute honour” to perform at the launch event. She joked with the crowds as she performed a series of hits including The Boy Does Nothing and Breathe Slow.
“If it gets really rock ’n roll feel free to jump in the fountains because that always works,” she quipped.
The concert featured military bands The Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and the trumpeters from the Band of the Grenadier Guards.
Earlier in the day Susan Boyle officially launched this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Boyle, dressed for the occasion in a long red coat and matching hat, took to the steps outside Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to declare the appeal open.
She said she is “very proud” to help because her father Patrick served in the Second World War.