Statue of Captain Sir Tom reaching final stages ahead of celebration weekend

Apr 29, 2021

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A sculptor creating a bronze statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore is reaching the final stages of his creation as the UK prepares to celebrate what would have been the inspirational fundraiser’s 101st birthday.
Andrian Melka began work on a 2m (6ft 6in) clay statue of Sir Tom in February following the news of his death, and it is now almost ready to be cast in bronze and donated to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mr Melka, of Bolton Percy in North Yorkshire hopes the sculpture will provide inspiration for staff, patients and visitors and remind them that “one step in front of the other will get you somewhere”.
The statue portrays the 100-year-old fundraiser giving the thumbs-up as he completed 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire ahead of his milestone birthday last year. His amazing effort during the first lockdown raised £33million for the NHS.
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  • We spent a year shut in our homes to try and keep his generation alive for ever at the expense of the rest of the population. 2021 needs to be a year where we stop obsessing with these crumblies and give the rest of the country their lives back. End this insanity now.

    Sweeney McTodSweeney McTod6 days ago
    • @Micah Kade Yup, I have been watching on flixzone for months myself =)

      Omari AsaOmari Asa3 days ago
    • A trick: watch movies at flixzone. I've been using them for watching lots of of movies during the lockdown.

      Micah KadeMicah Kade3 days ago
  • Why are you making a statue of a man who broke lockdown in the middles of a pandemic, went to the Carribean, and brought back untold variants, including the Brazil one. This criminal deserves no statue. Where you gonna put it? Hell?

    GuffGuff6 days ago