Article dated Wednesday July 14th, 2021
The family are now looking at other areas for the memory of Captain Sir Tom to be remembered by and for his legacy to continue. Due to this news I am now more focused to reach my target and raise the £60,000 to cover the costs of having my statue The Walk Of Hope made, I will then proceed to find a suitable place within Yorkshire so that it can be admired by everyone.
2021 is for Captain Sir Tom Moore as was 2020 and we feel his legacy should go on and never be forgotten.
Article dated Monday March 16th, 2021
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.
We plan to tour 'The Walk of Hope' bronze statue around the Yorkshire. Details of the tour and the route 'The Walk of Hope' statue will take, will be added to this page soon please subscribe at the bottom of the page for the latest news.
Article dated Wednesday February 17th, 2021
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.
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.”
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').
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