Looking for a permanent location
Article dated Tuesday September 21st, 2021
I have managed to reduce our target to £30,000 through an agreement with the artisans that have part funded this with myself. By doing so we can hopefully reach our goal faster and find a suitable location for The Walk of Hope. When we reach our target, by either public donations or an investor/business who wants to purchase this piece, then we will donate 10% to the The Veterans Charity Registered Charity no 1123149.
The life-size sculpture of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, which has received national media attention and was unveiled on ITV's This Morning TV show with Phil and Holly back in February is the centrepiece for public viewing in the shop. Aptly named, ‘The Walk of Hope’ the bronze statue signifies the courage and strength of character of Captain Sir Tom.
‘The Walk of Hope’ was commissioned in April 2020 and arrived in the UK late November 2020. A team of overseas artisans took approximately 3 months to complete the 5 foot 3inch (160cm), 385Ibs (175kg) statue made out of bronze. Bradford Council was leading a campaign to get it moved to Keighley. However, the council consulted with the family in July 2021 and unfortunately the family are looking at different ways to commemorate their late father. Clark Sculptures would still like it to be sited somewhere in Keighley so people can go and pay their respects. Money is being raised to cover the cost of this statue through Go Fund Me. If the target amount is reached, then 10% of the amount will be donated to
The Veterans Charity Registered Charity no 1123149.
“ Captain Sir Tom Moore gave so many people so much hope in a bad time and he definitely inspired me. I hope this statue helps to immortalise him so that people can see him for what he did and when he did it. Hopefully, what we have created captures that moment and the part of his life that gave everybody hope”. Tony Clark Artistic Creator and Director of ClarkSculptures.com Money is being raised via a Go Fund Me webpage-
The bronze statue can be viewed at the Clark Sculptures pop-up store at 16 The Springs, 1150 Century Way, Leeds LS15 8ZA, located behind Krispy Kreme which is opposite Next.