Captain Sir Tom Moore’s new foundation will support Mind, The Royal British Legion, Helen & Douglas House and Willen Hospice.
Earlier this year Captain Tom raised over £30m for NHS Charities Together, having originally aimed to raised £1,000, by walking round his garden during lockdown.
He then set up his own charity, The Captain Tom Foundation, in the spring and work began on his autobiography. Yesterday he announced the four charities his foundation would support on the same day that the book was published.
The book, Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day, has been published to support the foundation and a children’s version will be released later this autumn.
People can also donate directly to the charity through The Captain Tom Foundation website.
The foundation’s aims are combating loneliness, supporting those facing bereavement, championing education and equality, and supporting those overseas.
Those charities set to benefit tweeted their thanks yesterday:
This year @CaptainTomMoore has been an inspiration to us all! We're delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities supported by the newly formed #CaptainTomFoundation supporting causes close to Captain Tom and his family's hearts. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/YQGUvVTFD2— Royal British Legion (@PoppyLegion) September 17, 2020
We’re delighted to be receiving support from the #CaptainTomFoundation. We, along with the rest of the world, were so inspired by @captaintommoore, and we're honoured to be able to continue working with Sir Captain Tom through his foundation. https://t.co/9crVLMurPq pic.twitter.com/ZxYg25qkwL— Willen Hospice (@willenhospice) September 17, 2020