War veteran and charity fundraiser, Captain Sir Tom Moore, has died.
The 100-year-old raised almost £33m for the NHS Charities Together. He was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring support with his breathing on Sunday.
His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has said he had been battling pneumonia over the past few weeks and last week, he tested positive for coronavirus.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen is sending a private message of condolence to Capt Sir Tom’s family.
The Royal Family tweeted: “Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them.”
Capt Sir Tom joined the Army at the beginning of World War Two, serving in India and Myanmar, then called Burma.
The Army veteran, originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, shot to fame after walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, before his 100th birthday during the first-ever national lockdown in 2020.
Charity Today Executive Editor & UK Charity Week Founder, Lee Rayment, led the tributes from Charity Today, he said:
“From the moment Captain Tom captured all of our hearts, he reminded me greatly of my grandfather, and anyone who knows me knows how higher esteem I held him. They were both veterans of the Burma War and part of a generation of brave men and women we all owe so much to. A truly inspirational life well-lived. Rest in peace, Sir Tom.”