Captain Tom Moore: Funeral procession takes place in February
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Captain Sir Tom Moore has bequeathed to his family a total of £73,000, while his body has been left to medical research, the charity fundraiser’s will has revealed. The centenarian, who raised £38.9 million for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden, wrote out his last wishes in a six-page document last June, with his legacy split equally between his daughters Hannah, 50, and Lucy, 52.
His official probate documents were revealed after it emerged the Second World War veteran’s personal effects – including his medals, jackets, tie and wheeled walker – could go on show to the public.
Captain Sir Tom has spent the last 12 years of his life living with Hannah and her family in their £1.2 million home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
Relatives paid tribute to the one year anniversary of the start of his walks last month.
During a fundraising event, Captain Tom 100, people carried out a challenge in his memory, such as climbing the stairs 100 times or baking 100 cakes.
Events took place from April 30, which would have been Captain Sir Tom’s 101st birthday, to May 3.
He had discussed the initiative before his death in February from COVID-19.
Hannah has spoken of the “deafening silence” in the family’s home since his passing.
She revealed how he had slipped away in hospital as she and her children Benjie and Georgia held his hands, with his other daughter Lucy on a video call.
Hannah added: “It was so calm and peaceful.”
Captain Sir Tom was conscripted into the Army during the Second World War.
After serving overseas, he returned to work as an instructor at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington, Dorset for a year.
He was demobilized in 1946 and went on to work as a sales manager for a roofing materials company in Yorkshire.
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Captain Sir Tom then met his wife Pamela and moved to Welney in Norfolk where the couple had Hannah and Lucy.
The war veteran became managing director of a company that manufactured concrete.
Hannah said the family wants to share his possessions in an exhibition with the public, who donated to his appeal.
“Our hope is all of these things are shown in a museum so everyone can share them,” she added to Daily Mail.
Captain Sir Tom Moore became known throughout the world after he raised an incredible amount of money during the first coronavirus lockdown
After walking 100 laps of his garden, the war hero went on to record with Michael Ball for a cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone, which went straight to number one.
He became a national treasure, being knighted by the Queen and appearing in an episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, where he discussed his life from war hero to national inspiration.
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