The petition was launched just yesterday.
A petition has launched calling for a new statue to be built in memory of national treasure, Captain Sir Tom Moore. The former veteran sadly passed away on Tuesday, February 2, after being hospitalised with both pneumonia and coronavirus. The beloved 100-year-old raised a whopping £32m last summer for NHS charities, after stealing the hearts of the nation by walking 100 laps of his garden before his century milestone.
Launched by Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, the petition has garnered over 2,400 signatures already – with a first milestone target set at 2,500.
Aimed directly at Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Amanda Holden wrote on Change.org: “What an absolute joy of a man. A National Hero who brought us all together and shone so much light in such a dark time.”
“His indomitable spirit and sense of humour taught us so much and while he has left an enormous legacy, let’s show generations to come what it was to be brave, courageous and spirited with a statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore outside the Houses of Parliament forever more.”
NHS Charities Together have also said, “when the time is right, we will put together a suitable tribute to Captain Sir Tom, in honour of everything he did for NHS charities.”