Captain Sir Tom Moore has died with coronavirus this afteroon 2nd February . The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday. He was knighted by the Queen in July in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle, who today led tributes to Capt Sir Tom, “recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world”. click full article.
Back in April last year, I posted several times about Captain Tom Moore and his phenomenal fund raising. efforts. Here he is featured with his grandson on his 100th birthday, who is holding a picture of the 140,000 birthday cards displayed in the local church hall.
A statement from Sir Tom’s family:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime. We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears together.
“The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.
“Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.
“The care our father received from the NHS and carers over the last few weeks and years of his life has been extraordinary. They have been unfalteringly professional, kind and compassionate and have given us many more years with him than we ever would have imagined.
“Over the past few days our father spoke a great deal about the last 12 months and how proud he felt at being able to leave behind the growing legacy of his Foundation.
“We politely ask for privacy at this time so we can grieve quietly as a family and remember the wonderful 100 years our father had.