‘Enjoying a beautiful day in Barbados’: Captain Tom tweets family photo from bucket-list break after the war hero who raised £33million for the NHS was treated to trip by British Airways
- Sir Tom Moore became a national treasure after raising millions for the NHS
- British Airways offered him a free flight to Barbados along with his family
- The 100-year-old shared a snap of him enjoying the sunshine on Twitter
Captain Tom Moore has been pictured enjoying Barbados sunshine with his family after being offered a free flight by British Airways.
Sir Tom became a national treasure after raising millions for the NHS at the height of the first Covid-19 lockdown by walking laps in his garden.
His efforts earned him a knighthood as well as promotion to honorary colonel.
Now he has revealed he has ticked off an item on his ‘bucket list’ by jetting off to the tropical island.
Sir Tom Moore (pictured front) along with his grandchildren Benji (left), Georgia (middle left), his daughter Hannah (middle right) and her husband Colin Ingram (right) as they enjoy the Barbados sunshine
Posting a picture of himself with his family on Twitter, Sir Tom said: ‘Enjoying a beautiful family day in the Barbados sunshine #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay.’
The 100-year-old said he never thought he would get to travel again at his age.
He added: ‘The support I have been shown in 2020 has given me renewed energy and today I get to tick something off my bucket list.’
BA’s official Twitter account read: ‘We are honoured to be flying you and your family Captain Sir Tom, to one of our favourite destinations.’
Sir Tom initially tried to raise £1,000 but broke two Guinness World Records and managed a Number One single
Sir Tom is a WWII veteran and was knighted at a socially distanced ceremony at Windsor Castle in July
Sir Tom lives with his daughter Hannah and her husband Colin Ingram.
His grandchildren Benji and Georgia also live in the family home in Bedfordshire.
Sir Tom is a WWII veteran and was knighted at a socially distanced ceremony at Windsor Castle in July.
He became a symbol of optimism through his money-raising efforts and his phrase ‘tomorrow will be a good day’.
Sir Tom initially tried to raise £1,000 but broke two Guinness World Records and managed a Number One single.
Appearing in GQ magazine, the centenarian became the oldest ever cover star last month.
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