Captain Sir Tom Moore (1920-2021) has sadly passed away at the age of 100, after being treated for pneumonia and testing positive for COVID-19.
He will be remembered for his fundraising and bringing hope to the nation during lockdown.
Sir Tom raised the nation’s spirits in April 2020 when he set himself the personal challenge to complete 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. He wanted to raise £1000 to thank the NHS and to celebrate the health service during the pandemic. This charitable act captured the nation’s imagination and he raised nearly £39m for the NHS.
Soon after, he founded the Captain Tom Foundation and launched the #walkwithTom campaign. He wanted to help combat loneliness during the pandemic and to continue supporting the NHS.
Sir Tom’s act of charity helped unite and bring hope to the nation during a time of crisis. His passion to support the NHS and frontline workers during COVID-19 has inspired a new generation of fundraisers. His words of advice often brought joy and helped ease some of the struggles of lockdown. Below are some inspiring quotes from Sir Tom: