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Captain Sir Tom Moore - Mayor pays tribute

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Councillor Janet Smith, Mayor of St Albans City and District, has paid a tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death yesterday. The Mayor said:

We have all taken Captain Sir Tom Moore into our hearts because we really admire what he did raising so much money for the NHS.  Almost £33million  is a phenomenal amount and he did it by doing something that he was able to do.  He was an example to all of us to do what we can to help others during this pandemic.

His death has saddened us all but we can take this opportunity to pause and reflect not just on him and what he did but also on all the wonderful people who have been a part of the lives of residents of the District but have now sadly been taken away from us by Covid 19.  Today, the Council has lowered the flag in memory of Captain Tom and all departed residents.

I’d like to thank all those people in the District who have taken up the opportunity to be vaccinated and ask them to encourage others to do so when their turn comes.  I’d also like to remind this group who have been vaccinated that for the time being it is still very important to behave as though they haven’t been.  It is still necessary for them and everyone else to carry on doing all the right things: washing hands thoroughly, wearing masks, social distancing and staying at home as much as possible for as long as it takes to get this virus under control.