Captain Sir Tom Moore, who charitable work raised over £30 million for NHS charities has died at the age of 100.
The Captain Tom Foundation said in a statement:
“We are heartbroken by the passing of our Founder and inspiration Captain Sir Tom Moore.
As well as uniting the nation and giving hope when it was needed most he has been our beacon of light every single day.
He was so passionate about The Foundation’s vision for a more hopeful world and equal society and was immensely proud of the growing legacy it was establishing in his name.
We have been working with Captain Tom to create positive impact around causes close to his and the families hearts, from combating loneliness to championing education and equality and of course supporting the incredible NHS carers and frontline workers whom he held in such high regard.
Captain Tom’s actions inspired people across the world and he was extremely honoured that The Foundation might inspire a new generation of Captain Toms. We can all make a difference and through our continued work we will aspire to ensure Tom’s message of hope becomes an enduring legacy.
Whilst we mourn his loss, we celebrate his life and will be forever grateful for his optimistic philosophy and wonderful spirit.
Thank you Captain Sir Tom. Because of you tomorrow will be a good day for so many more.”