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05 November 2020 16:49

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Captain Sir Tom Moore tells the nation 'we'll get through second lockdown together'

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, has this week been speaking to lonely people on the phone. As England entered its second lockdown on Thursday his charity - The Captain Tom Foundation - launched a campaign called Walk and Talk which aims is to get as many people as possible walking and talking, spreading hope and easing loneliness. His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said that her father "became a beacon of hope, and not just here but around the world for everyone who's suffering the fallout of this terrible virus". Now, Captain Sir Tom Moore is starting a new campaign during England's second lockdown in support of those who feel "lonely and frightened." Moore is encouraging the public to get walking and log activities on social media over the next week, using the hashtag #WalkWithTom. The money raised during this campaign will go towards his foundation, the Captain Tom Foundation, which supports four charities: mental health charity Mind; The Royal British Legion; Helen and Douglas House children's hospice in Oxfordshire; and Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes, per BBC News. Captain Sir Tom Moore has said that the country will get through the second lockdown together, as his charity urged people to walk and talk to each other.

The Second World War veteran, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the first lockdown, has this week been speaking to lonely people on the phone. As England entered its second lockdown on Thursday his charity – The Captain Tom Foundation – launched a campaign called Walk With Tom. His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said that her father "became a beacon of hope, and not just here but around the world for everyone who's suffering the fallout of this terrible virus". "Within seconds of entering the supermarket we had been approached by several people who would say 'oh you're the daughter and granddaughter of Captain Sir Tom, what are we going to do, what impact is it going to have, will I be able to see my mum, will I be able to see my girlfriend, how are we going to cope, what are you going to do?'," she said. The Captain Tom Foundation has launched a campaign called Walk with Tom to help combat loneliness during the second lockdown in England (Danny Lawson/ PA) "Let's pick up the phone, let's wave at someone through their window, let's talk, let's try to combat loneliness in this lockdown and let's walk," said Ms Ingram-Moore. She said that combatting loneliness is "so meaningful" to Sir Tom and "so poignant to us as a family" due to seeing his late wife Pamela in a care home.

"She would say to him 'I'm so glad you come and visit me every day because if you didn't I would be so lonely'," said Ms Ingram-Moore, adding that they realised some people in the care home never had visits. The foundation wants people to share their journeys, whether it be 100 laps like Sir Tom, a marathon or a toddler's first steps, using #walkwithTom to support each other's achievements. Captain Sir Tom Moore today called on the English to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' as the country endures a second national shutdown. The World War Two veteran, who was knighted after raising more than £32million for the NHS by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden in April, issued his rallying cry as England shuts up shop this month until December 2. His daughter said Sir Tom 'became a beacon of hope, and not just here but around the world for everyone who's suffering the fallout of this terrible virus'.

Captain Sir Tom Moore today called on the English to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' as the country endures a second national shutdown (file photo) 'Within seconds of entering the supermarket we had been approached by several people who would say 'oh you're the daughter and granddaughter of Captain Sir Tom, what are we going to do, what impact is it going to have, will I be able to see my mum, will I be able to see my girlfriend, how are we going to cope, what are you going to do?',' she said. 'Let's pick up the phone, let's wave at someone through their window, let's talk, let's try to combat loneliness in this lockdown and let's walk,' said Ms Ingram-Moore. His charity, The Captain Tom Foundation, have launched a campaign called Walk and Talk with Captain Tom which aims to foster social cohesion and ease loneliness 'We have this incredible gift of this global platform, this voice, but what came with that was incredible responsibility,' Hannah Ingram-Moore said She said that combatting loneliness is 'so meaningful' to Sir Tom and 'so poignant to us as a family' due to seeing his late wife Pamela in a care home. 'She would say to him 'I'm so glad you come and visit me every day because if you didn't I would be so lonely',' said Ms Ingram-Moore, adding that they realised some people in the care home never had visits. The foundation wants people to share their journeys, whether it be 100 laps like Sir Tom, a marathon or a toddler's first steps, using #WalkandTalk to support each other's achievements.

He's launched a new campaign called Walk and Talk With Captain Tom (Picture: REX) Captain Sir Tom Moore has urged the country to walk and talk together to help one another get through lockdown. The Second World War veteran, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the first lockdown, has today launched a new campaign in time for lockdown 2. Called Walk and Talk with Captain Tom, it encourages people to keep in touch, spread hope and ease loneliness. The veteran said he has been speaking to lonely people on the phone and is also continuing to walk each day with his family. His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said that her dad 'became a beacon of hope, and not just here but around the world for everyone who's suffering the fallout of this terrible virus'.

The veteran said he has been speaking to lonely people on the phone and is also continuing to walk each day with his family (Picture: PA) 'Within seconds of entering the supermarket we had been approached by several people who would say, "Oh you're the daughter and granddaughter of Captain Sir Tom, what are we going to do, what impact is it going to have, will I be able to see my mum, will I be able to see my girlfriend, how are we going to cope, what are you going to do?",' she said. Captain Tom walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday and raised millions for the NHS (Picture: REX) 'Let's pick up the phone, let's wave at someone through their window, let's talk, let's try to combat loneliness in this lockdown and let's walk,' said Hannah. She said that combatting loneliness is 'so meaningful" to Sir Tom and 'so poignant to us as a family' due to seeing his late wife Pamela in a care home. His charity The Captain Tom Foundation wants people to share their journeys, whether it be 100 laps, a marathon or a toddler's first steps, using the hashtag #WalkandTalk.