A Statement from The Foundation

Whilst Captain Tom’s family grieve privately, the wider team at The Captain Tom Foundation have made the following 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.”

Many of you have asked what you can do to honour Captain Tom.  Having received so many wonderful messages and pictures we have set up an online book of condolence for you to leave tributes and celebrate Captain Tom’s remarkable life www.captaintom.org.

For anyone wishing to make a donation please do so to the Captain Tom Foundation.  By doing so you’ll be making a real difference to people’s lives. The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause so much uncertainty and strain, particularly for those facing loneliness, bereavement and mental health issues, and we want to help as much as we can. Our charity partners are doing an incredible job supporting those in need and all donations will help them and us continue to expand this vital work. You can see more about that work here.