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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.

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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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