Captain Sir Thomas Moore
30 April 1920 – 2 February 2021
Captain Tom as he was more popularly known, was a British Army officer who raised money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our fathers funeral took place at the weekend Saturday 27th February, a very special day as the army pulled out all the stops to give him a great send off, our family recognise the life lessons that he has left us, and we experienced he really was a special man. His message of "Tomorrow will be a good day" will be remembered forever. He wants his grave to read "I told you I was old"!
We have been asked by friends and family how they can do something other than cards and cut flowers, it was this idea that sparked me to offer trees in his name.
Our father had a lifetime of being in nature and the natural world. He has inspired the world in the last year, bringing hope for the future. He, like every Grandparent, saw the future of the world through his Grandchildren and he voiced his concern about what the future holds.He was a man of action as everyone knows, and so, in tribute to his life, his achievements and influence; with thoughts of his Grandchildren and everyone's Grandchildren around the world, his message of hope, and that the sun would always shine, we would like to offer the chance to plant a tree.
Thank you, Lucy
On 6 April 2020, at the age of 99, Captain Tom began to walk one hundred lengths of his garden in aid of NHS Charities with the goal of raising £1,000 by his 100th birthday.
A Nation Inspired
In the 24-day course of his fundraising, he made many media appearances and became a popular household name in the UK, earning a number of accolades and attracting over 1.5 million individual donations.
On the morning of Moore's hundredth birthday, the total raised by his walk passed £30 million, and by the time the campaign closed at the end of that day had increased to over £32.79 million.
Please Support Our Chosen Charities
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands. Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 16 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
Tropical trees grow three times faster and sequester up to nine times more carbon than temperate trees and are vital in our global efforts to mitigate climate change. TreeSisters fund a diverse portfolio of tropical reforestation projects that are ethical, community-led, expand natural forest cover and aim to avoid further deforestation. Their projects help improve the livelihoods of local communities, protect critically endangered species such as jaguar, lemur, and gorilla’s, and focus on gender parity and the participation of women.
TreeSisters actively encourages the behavioural shift required to grow from a consumer to a restorative culture through making it as normal to give back to Nature as it currently is to take. They encourage feminine leadership by providing resources, programmes and communities that inspire personal and collective action on behalf of the trees.
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity who creates, protects and cares for woodland across the UK. They are creating a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. But they can't do this alone. They mobilise communities, landowners and volunteers to get trees in the ground, and aim to plant a tree for every person in the UK.
We all need woods and trees, but there are simply not enough of them in the UK, so the Woodland Trust are creating woods for future generations. Their woodland planting projects are making new habitats for wildlife, buffering existing woodland and creating new natural spaces for people to enjoy.
Native woods and trees are one of the best ways to tackle the climate crisis and they are pledging to get 50 million additional trees in the ground over the next five years, helping to put the UK on track to meet its carbon net-zero target.
Captain Sir Tom Moore united and inspired the nation. By planting trees with the Trust, his family wish to honour his love of nature and create a brighter future. Pay tribute by donating.