Nieuws volgens datum: 3 Feb, 2021

Captain Sir Tom Moore: National clap announced by PM for fundraiser

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has encouraged members of the public to clap for Captain Sir Tom Moore at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday. The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, died with coronavirus in Bedford Hospital on Tuesday. Mr Johnson said the clap would also be for “all those health workers for whom he raised money”. Capt Sir Tom’s family said they were “incredibly touched”. In a statement on Twitter, they said they would be “taking part with huge love in their hearts for their father, grandfather and father-in-law”. Meanwhile, dozens of tributes have been left outside his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. Capt Sir Tom tested positive for Covid-19 last week. His family said due to other medication he was receiving for pneumonia, he was unable to be vaccinated. The Army veteran won the nation’s hearts by walking 100 laps of his garden last spring during the first coronavirus lockdown, raising money for NHS Charities Together.(BBC)…[+]