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Farewell Captain Tom

Our Care & Support services and schemes have been paying tribute to the inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore...

This week, the nation learned that Captain Sir Tom Moore had passed away. We all felt the loss of an extraordinary gentleman who had captured our hearts.

The individuals in our services and schemes were inspired by him and his quest to support the NHS. He was in everyone’s minds during the first lockdown, as we all stood on our doorsteps each Thursday evening to show our support for frontline keyworkers.

He wanted to walk 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday. When news channels became aware of his challenge he said, “One small soul like me won’t make much difference.” He couldn’t have been more wrong.

When his fundraising page closed at midnight on his 100th birthday, Captain Sir Tom Moore had raised in excess of £32million.

We all celebrated his birthday – and his enormous success…


In his obituary, the BBC wrote, “At times of crisis, a nation needs hope and heroes. Sometimes, they’re found in unlikely places – and when Britain first locked down against the coronavirus pandemic, it discovered Captain Sir Tom Moore.”

With this in mind, it’s only fitting that we paid tribute to him by once again taking to our doorsteps and clapping together. The individuals we support joined in. Andrew from our Supported Living service in Llanelli even made a cake in celebration of Captain Tom’s life.

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Then, what would be more fitting than to sing along with the song that made Captain Tom the UK's oldest chart topper, "You'll Never Walk Alone" - which he recorded at the age of 99.

The gents at our Supported Living service in Lllanelli definitely gave a heartfelt rendition of the song, as neighbours clapped along.

And in the words of  Captain Sir Tom Moore himself…

“Remember, tomorrow is a good day, tomorrow you will maybe find everything will be much better than today.”

What an incredible legacy he has left.