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Special Yorkshire birthday card sent to Captain Tom Moore

Special Yorkshire birthday card sent to Captain Tom Moore

Published by May Norman at 5:44am 30th April 2020.

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Bradford wishes Captain Tom Moore a happy 100th Birthday

  • Captain Tom Moore turns 100-years-old today (Thursday, 30 April).
  • The hero fundraiser is originally from Keighley.
  • The Second World War veteran walked 100 laps of his garden, raising almost £30m for NHS charities.

The Bradford district is sending special messages wishing Captain Tom Moore a happy 100th birthday.

Captain Moore, who was born and brought up in Keighley, has raised over £29million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden ahead of his 100th birthday on 30 April.

Bradford Council has sent him a specially designed card, on behalf of the people of the Bradford district to wish him many happy returns.

Birthday card for Captain Tom Moore


The local authority has also compiled some video messages to wishing Tom a happy birthday.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive appear in one of the messages.

A second video features council staff from the Sport and Leisure Service as well as volunteers who have all been working at Keighley Leisure Centre which has been turned in to one of the district’s hubs set up to help with the council’s response to the Coronavirus. This video features a rendition of Happy Birthday sung outside the leisure centre.

The final video contains messages from the Executive Member from Healthy People and Places, a member of staff from the council’s Museums and Galleries team who works at Cliffe Castle in Keighley and the town’s Mayor and Mayoress.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Council have joined forces to commission the plaque to honour Keighley’s home-grown hero.

The plaque will be located in the hospital’s main entrance and is being unveiled on his birthday.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said:

“Tom is an inspiration to us all. We wanted to send our very best wishes from Bradford Council and from the whole of the district and we hope that he has a very happy 100th birthday.”