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Captain Tom Moore's legacy will be celebrated with special April 30 event

Captain Tom Moore's life will be celebrated with a worldwide event on what would have been his 101st birthday, his daughter revealed today. 

Captain Tom, who was laid to rest at a small family funeral service on Saturday, died with coronavirus on February 2 after being admitted to Bedford Hospital days earlier. 

Ms Ingram-Moore today revealed that her father's 'life and spirit' will be commemorated with a worldwide event on April 30 - what would have been his 101st birthday. 

She added that his funeral, which opened with the rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone that he recorded with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, would have 'had him bursting with pride.'

His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore took to Twitter today to share a message of thanks for the 'continuing support and compassion' the family has been shown following the death of her father on February 2

In a Twitter post on Captain Tom's account, she said: 'So many of you have asked what will be done to commemorate the life and spirit of my father Captain Tom and we've had some amazing suggestions.

'The Captain Tom Foundation will be celebrating his life on what would have been his 101st birthday.

'We will make sure it is an event that everyone - in the UK and around the world - can get involved in and it will truly celebrate his generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions and his sense of fun.' 

War hero Captain Tom inspired countless people across the UK by valiantly raising more than £32million for the NHS at the height of the pandemic last year by doing 100 laps of his garden. 

More to follow 

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