Captain Sir Tom Moore celebrated in new Harpur Centre mural


A shopping centre in Bedford has unveiled a new mural, celebrating the achievements of local lockdown hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The installation in lower ground floor of the Harpur Centre depicts Bedfordshire’s Captain Sir Tom Moore and also pays tribute to NHS staff and key workers to celebrate the enormous community spirit throughout the Borough during the pandemic.

The WW2 veteran raised over £32million in donations for NHS Charities Together after his grandson, Benjie, who attends Bedford School, helped raise awareness on social media of his grandfather’s fundraising walk in his garden.

Read: Bedford School boy helps his grandfather, Captain Tom, on his way to £7.5m* NHS fundraising

Ryan Harris, deputy centre manager at the Harpur Centre, said, “We are delighted to have installed our fantastic mural to celebrate the national and local hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore, as well as all of our heroes across Bedford.

“With the launch of the mural and opening of Energie Fitness Gym, it was brilliant to see an abundance of positivity within the Centre after a few difficult months.

“We are so proud of the people of Bedford, and it is wonderful to give something back to the town in return for their understanding and support, not just through recent times, but always.”

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