BBC needs Bedford’s help with salute to mark Captain Tom’s 100th birthday

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Happy 100th birthday

BBC Three Counties Radio is asking the nation to come together once again and send in photos of you and your family members saluting for Captain Tom Moore and his heroic fund raising efforts as he turns 100 on April 30.

The station first reported on Captain Tom’s efforts to raise £1000, by doing 100 laps of his garden on 8 April.

The rest, as they say, is history, as the story went viral around the world, resulting in an incredible push to help Captain Tom smash his target.

BBC Three Counties has dubbed April 30 as Captain Tom Day and they are aiming to give him an extra special birthday present.

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Captain Tom

The station is asking listeners, and the nation, to send in their photos donning a ‘salute’ for Captain Tom. These images will be collated into a mosaic that will form a much larger commemorative image of Captain Tom.

You can submit your photos via the BBC Make a Difference webpage bbc.co.uk/makeadifference.

The station will make a video showreel of all the pictures and post it on their social media handles, as well as sending the final mosaic image to his family members for Captain Tom.

Laura Moss, editor of BBC Three Counties Radio comments, “We’ve followed Captain Tom’s journey from the start, and we will be marking his Big Birthday Celebrations by lighting up the building with a video wall with messages and support for him, we’re dubbing April 30 Captain Tom day on air and now we’re asking people to come together once again and send in photos saluting this magnificent man.

“Captain Tom really has captured the hearts of the nation and the rest of the world. He is a true hero in our community and we want to mark his centenary by showing him the faces behind the love, support and donations.”

You can listen to BBC Three Counties Radio via the BBC Sounds app.


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