Bedford Hosptial names new landscaped gardens in honour of Captain Tom

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Captain Tom black & white
Captain Tom

To commemorate Captain – now Colonel – Tom Moore’s fundraising mission of walking 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS, Bedford Hospital will be naming new landscaped gardens after the inspirational Captain.

The plans to refurbish the garden area outside the main entrance on Kempston Road have already been drawn up and the space will be transformed into a ‘tranquil and calming environment for patients’ featuring resting and seating areas plus sensory plants.

The plans even include a landscaped walk feature in the shape of the number 100 as an extra special tribute to Captain Tom.

Bedford Hospital entrance
The garden will be just outside the hospital entrance

Captain Tom has been looked after by many staff members over the years at Bedford Hospital and they couldn’t wait to send him their praise and best wishes.

Some of these staff have recorded video messages wishing him a very happy birthday but to also thank him for the amazing fundraising for the NHS. View these birthday and thank you messages here

Simon Linnett, Chair of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said, “On behalf of the Hospital and the broader community we wish to record our deep gratitude to Captain Tom for the inspiration and lift he has given us and for the extraordinary sums of money he has raised for the NHS.

“We admire him, we applaud him and we wish him a very Happy Centenary Birthday from us and from all those in the future who will forever remember his remarkable achievement, Happy Birthday Captain Tom and Thank you.”


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