/ 03 February 2021

Vale Captain Tom

Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100yo Brit who last year inspired the world, has died in hospital with the coronavirus. He shot to prominence last year by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire in the hope of raising £1,000 for the NHS (the UK’s health service). He ended up raising almost £33 million (A$59.3 million)… The Queen knighted him for his good work in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle in July last year. She led tributes to him overnight “recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world.” UK PM Boris Johnson said he was “a hero in the truest sense of the word” for his wartime service in India and Myanmar and efforts last year to “unite us all” during the pandemic. His family said “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.”

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