Bedford's Captain Sir Tom Moore becomes Honorary Member of the Guild

The centenarian raised over £32million for the NHS

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 3:43 pm

Captain Sir Tom Moore was welcomed as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London in an online ceremony this morning (Wednesday).

A message of congratulations from HRH The Princess Royal, Centenary Master of the Guild, was read to the centenarian, who raised more than £32million for NHS Charities Together.

It said: “Your extraordinary fundraising achievements embody the Guild’s aims of fellowship and benevolence. At this time of adversity, you have proved an inspiration and a symbol of hope for the future, reflected in your own words: ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’."

Captain Sir Tom Moore said: “I am extremely honoured to be admitted as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London.

"I remain humbled by the love and gratitude that I have received from the British public and am delighted to accept this award from the Guild of Freemen.”

The ceremony was streamed live and is available on YouTube.

Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, accompanied him at the ceremony, which was conducted by the Guild’s Master, Ann-Marie Jefferys, with Alderman Sir David Wootton (Past Master and Past Lord Mayor of the City of London) and Christine Cook, the Guild’s Clerk.

The online ceremony welcoming Captain Sir Tom as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London (YouTube)

Captain Sir Tom Moore was awarded the Freedom of the City on May 12.

The Guild is the association for Freemen of the City of London, with almost 2000 members from all over the world - men and women drawn from all walks of life, with wide-ranging interests and achievements.

Captain Sir Tom Moore (C) Emma Sohl Capture The Light Photography