In the nations darkest hour, amidst the constant doom and gloom portrayed by the mainstream media and at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, one man put his foot forward in a bid to raise a little cash for the NHS. By the end of his walk he had smashed his original target of a thousand pounds having raised a staggering £32m+ during his 100 lap trek of this garden.
That man was 99 year old retired veteran, Captain Tom Moore and as a result he was quite rightly bestowed with a knighthood on July 17th at Windsor Castle by none other than his biggest supporter, Her Majesty The Queen, for his heroic efforts.
It was with great sadness that the nation heard the tragic news of his passing, aged 100-years, after contracting the virus he had so gallantly stood in the face of with his mammoth fundraising efforts. He had been admitted to hospital earlier that week after suffering from Pneumonia brought on as a result of contracting the virus.
The funeral of the now Captain Sir Tom Moore is to be held in a small private service by his family this coming Saturday (27th Feb) and they have urged the public to stay at home and continue to adhere to the current lockdown measures.
His body is set for cremation and his ashes will be interred within a family plot in his beloved Yorkshire.
At a time when our country needed a hero, he stepped forward, again and again. His light shall never diminish and despite his frailties in his final years, in the hearts of a nation he will always be revered as a giant of a man who never gave up fighting for the country he loved.