A lockdown hero, centenarian and WW2 veteran, Captain Tom Moore captured the hearts and lifted the spirits of the nation in his personal quest to raise money for the NHS and volunteer frontline. He has raised over £30M of funds, and celebrated his 100th birthday two weeks ago.
William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City Corporation nominated Captain Moore to receive the Freedom of the City of London. On 12th May he obtained his Freedom in the first ever virtual Freedom Ceremony conducted by Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court, Murray Craig. Over 1300 people watched the livestream of this landmark moment!
The Lord Mayor congratulated Tom and described the hope that people like Tom bring in helping us conquer this crisis, and he looks forward to welcoming the Captain to Mansion House to receive his Freedom in person in the not-too-distant future.
What an uplifting moment of the day watching Tom receive this honour, with such grace and dignity - a truly inspirational human being.
(Photo courtesy of IPM, Andrew Cross)