Capt Sir Tom Moore

  • 3 February, 2021
  • On the pier


Clacton Pier has paid its own tribute to the inspirational Capt Sir Tom
Moore following his death from COVID.

The 100-year-old passed away in hospital yesterday with his family by
his side.

Within minutes of the announcement the Pier changed its front screen to mark
its respect for a man who touched the hearts of the nation.

The lighting around the iconic landmark was also turned to red, white,
and blue.

Pier director Billy Ball said Capt Sir Tom united the nation with his strength
of spirit and amazing fundraising efforts for the NHS.

“Tributes have been made by so many people from around the world and we
wanted to pay our respect to an incredible man,” he said.

“He lit up the nation at a time when the nation was at a very low point
due to the pandemic and we were able to light up the Pier as a mark of respect
for him.

“The gritty Yorkshireman reached so many people of all ages and inspired
them. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

“Rest in peace Capt Sir Tom.”

Capt Sir Tom raised almost £40million for the NHS by walking round his
garden over the weeks leading up to his 100th birthday.


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