April 20, 2020
Capt. Tom Moore has shown all of us what being a hero means. What began as a 99-year-old completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on 30th April hoping to raise £1000 has turned into one of the most positive news stories of this pandemic.
The total now stands at an amazing £26 million and continues to rise, Capt Tom Moore completed his 100 laps on the 16th April but he continues to complete laps of his garden while contributions continue to pour in, to continue to raise money for our NHS heroes and at the same time spread some cheer around the world whilst doing so.
Tom was born and brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire. He went to Keighley Grammar School and later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer. Tom went onto being enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer training. He was later posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, went to Regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender and returned to be Instructor at Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.
Capt. Tom Moore is also currently at No 1 in the iTunes store, his collaboration with Michael Ball and The NHS Voices of Care Choir on the song You'll Never Walk Alone topped The Official Big Top 40 chart on Sunday, again this single aims to raise money for NHS charities.
With Capt. Tom Moore turning 100 next week we thought it would be amazing to show our appreciation for his efforts by sending him virtual birthday cards and messages, we have set up a display board whereby children from around the world can send in a message and or a card to wish this national treasure a happy 100th and thank him for inspiring us all to make a difference and that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay as Capt. Tom Moore said “For all those finding it difficult: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away”
Happy 100th Birthday Capt. Tom Moore and Thank you.