Captain Sir Tom Moore Bronze Statue The Walk Of Hope


The Walk Of Hope Bronze Statue

29th April 2021 Clark Sculptures opens a 'Pop-up shop' in East Leeds.

The Springs, Leeds lends space to showcase famous sculptures. 'The Walk of Hope' bronze statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore open to view.

The Springs retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds is lending a 1,600 sq ft store to showcase the work of local artistic creator Tony Clark and support charities linked to his famous sculptures. 

2021 is for Captain Sir Tom Moore as was 2020 and we feel his legacy should go on and never be forgotten.

As a nation we have now reached the one year anniversary mark since the first COVID-19 lockdown.  Tony Clark from Clark Sculptures  wanted to share some positive news that may brighten up someone's day. 

Tony and Keith, who are the artistic creators behind 'The Walk of Hope' life sized bronze statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore plan to tour the statue around some parts of Yorkshire for the next five weekends. The bronze statue, that was unveiled on the 'This Morning' TV show with Holly and Phil back in February, will be travelling in style on top of a 1948 vintage historical truck.  Bradford Council are supporting efforts to get the statue sited in Keighley and whilst Tony and Keith are hopeful that this may happen in the near future, they need to try and raise £60000 to cover the costs of the statue. Money is being raised via a Go Fund Me webpage- If the target amount is exceeded, the excess funds will be shared between The Captain Tom Foundation and veterans' charities. 
If you would like to show your support and meet Tony, take a picture of the statue and find out all about 'The Walk of Hope' and why it was created last year then please follow the tour by subscribing to our Newsletter which can be found at the bottom of the website or you can join our Facebook group here-

Bradford Council supports fund for Captain Sir Tom Moore statue

Article dated Wednesday Feb 17, 2021 at 08:40 AM

Bradford Council is supporting a fundraising campaign to install a bronze sculpture of Captain Sir Tom Moore in the district.

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who was born and raised in Keighley, touched the hearts and minds of people across the UK and around the world with his fighting spirit and optimism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the eve of his 100th birthday, he decided to raise money for the NHS by walking laps of his garden. When he began his journey, with the aid of a walking frame, his goal was to raise £1,000. But this simple act got the attention of the world’s media and, as the news travelled, donations flooded in and he raised over £32 million and attracted the admiration and affection of millions more.

A bronze life-size statue called ‘The Walk of Hope’ has been designed and commissioned by Tony Clark and Keith Sharratt and was created last year.

The two artists are now trying to raise £60,000 to cover the costs of the statue and it is hoped that it will eventually be installed in Keighley as a tribute to his extraordinary life and huge fundraising achievement.

Saira Ali Team Leader of Bradford Council’s Landscape, Design & Conservation Team is leading on the Council’s support for this campaign and supporting efforts to get it moved to Keighley. Sir Tom’s family will also be consulted to make sure they are happy with this tribute.

Money is being raised via a Go Fund Me webpage . If the target amount is exceeded, the excess funds will be shared between the Captain Tom Foundation and veterans’ charities.

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “We feel that this statue would be a great way to honour Captain Sir Tom so we are happy to support this campaign and help to get it installed in Keighley where he was born and brought up.”

A suitable location for the statue will be sought in Keighley town centre and discussed with local stakeholders. The statue will go on a plinth with a plaque on it.

Bradford Council Support

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Gofundme page to donate

Facebook group where you can also follow the 'The Walk of Hope' journey. The bronze statue will be traveling in style, on top of a historical vintage 1948 vehicle (nicknamed 'Hope').

Tony & Keith

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