03 February 2021

Councils fly flags at half-mast to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore

Councils fly flags at half-mast to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore image

Councils across the UK will be flying their flags at half-mast today in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The 100-year-old veteran, who captured the heart of the nation by raising almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden during the pandemic, passed away yesterday in hopsital after testing positive for COVID-19.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Braintree District Council Hart District Council, Leeds City Council, Milton Keynes Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Warrington Borough Council have all said their flags on council buildings would fly at half-mast today in honour of his memory.

Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: 'Captain Sir Tom Moore’s extraordinary efforts became a shining light for us all during some of the darkest days of the pandemic.

'Not only did this remarkable man raise a quite staggering amount of money to support those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, he also brought us joy, inspiration and a reason to smile amid all the worry and uncertainty of the past year.'

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