Captain Sir Tom Moore looks on at soldiers from AFC Harrogate
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Captain Tom's Daughter Thanks Public For 'Incredible Support'

Hannah Ingram-Moore thanked the public for the outpouring of support shown after Captain Sir Tom Moore’s death at the age of 100.

Captain Sir Tom Moore looks on at soldiers from AFC Harrogate

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has thanked the public for their "incredible support", following the death of her father earlier this month.

Hannah Ingram-Moore described him as "the best mentor and confidante you could ever wish for" and said the family was "feeling his absence".

Captain Tom captured the hearts of the nation with his fundraising efforts during the first lockdown when he walked 100 laps of his garden ahead of his 100th birthday last year, raising more than £32m for the NHS.

He died at Bedford Hospital on 2 February, after testing positive for COVID-19.

Writing on Twitter on Wednesday, Ms Ingram-Moore said the support had helped the family through their "time of sadness".

"On behalf of my family, I would like to say an immense and heartfelt thank you to everyone for their incredible support during our time of sadness at the loss of my father.

"Captain Sir Tom was simply father, Tom and grandad to us. He was our world.

"We lived at home as an inter-generational family for over 13 years and although, like many, we weren’t perfect, we were perfectly happy."

She went on to describe Sir Tom as "strong, kind and full of humour", who “loved nothing more than to cook, mow the lawn, mend things and give sound advice”.

"There is little pain that compares to losing someone you love and each one of us is feeling my father’s absence.

"Nothing can prepare you for that sudden wrench when their time comes to leave.

"Not hearing his chuckle in the house, catching the mischievous twinkle in his eye, hearing the shuffle in the corridor of his now-famous walking frame."

Her tweet continued: "We are already missing his routines, like surreptitiously feeding the dogs porridge out of his bowl or sitting in the kitchen every day to have lunch and asking us how our day is going.

"It’s the little noises and habits of people close to you that suddenly become deafening in their absence."

Cover image: Captain Sir Tom with his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, last year (Picture: MOD).