A local veterans group are hoping to get the town out on their doorsteps to ‘Clap for Captain Sir Tom’ after his death was sadly announced today.
The Bridlington Veterans, who organise coffee mornings and a breakfast club (now held remotely), will contact all their members to ask them to pay a fitting and poignant tribute to 100-year-old Sir Captain Tom Moore who raised almost £35 million for the NHS by walking a hundred laps around his garden during last summer.
Mike Rubery, one of the organisers at the Veterans Club, said “We will be contacting all our members and hopefully our standard bearers could pay a fitting tribute stood on their own doorsteps along with the rest of the town. Let’s get out and clap.”
He will be joined by Martin Jolly and other members of the Bridlington Branch of the Royal British Legion.
The event is planned to commence at 7.pm, this Thursday, 4th February.
It is hoped as many people as possible will take a couple of minutes to applaud Captain Sir Tom, who captured the hearts and affection of the whole country during the darkest days of the coronavirus outbreak.