Preston Town Hall flag lowered to half mast to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore

Posted on - 3rd February, 2021 - 11:11am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Town Hall glinting in the sunshine Pic: Tony Worrall
The flag will be at half mast today Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston City Council are lowering the Town Hall flag to half mast today in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore.


Capt Sir Tom sadly passed away at age 100 yesterday, following being hospitalised for pneumonia and testing positive for coronavirus.

Last year Capt Sir Tom raised almost £33m for the NHS by walking lengths of his garden. The war veteran was knighted for his efforts in July 2020.

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Mayor of Preston, Councillor David Borrow paid tribute saying: “Today we join cities across England and the UK, lowering our flag above Town Hall to half mast as a sign of respect to mark the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

“In these incredibly difficult times, Cpt Sir Tom Moore became a beacon of hope, reminding us that “the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.” He was a source of inspiration to many and at the age of 100, was able to bring us together to raise a significant sum of money for such an important cause.

“May he rest in peace, and may we not lose sight of the hope he inspired amongst many.”

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