Captain Tom Moore has become a symbol of the enduring Great British spirit and raised a whopping £29.5 million for the NHS so far.
Now, dozens of artists, voiceover artists and photographers from across the UK have come together to make a film to celebrate the 100th birthday of Captain Tom; a man who has inspired us all, bringing the country together one step at a time.
Captain Tom raised the staggering amount for the NHS to help fund its fight against the coronavirus pandemic by walking around his garden. He is depicted in dozens of artworks in the moving film, which is soundtracked by a heartwarming poem penned especially for his centenary.
The film was created by director Jacques Salmon, who is usually found behind the camera; directing commercials, through 76Ltd, for big brands such as Land Rover, Rolex and The FA.
Jacques has directed, entirely remotely, the emotional tribute to our new national hero Captain Tom; aided by over 30 fine artists, 18 voiceover artists (aged 7 to 95-years-old) and seven photographers from across the nation.
From oil paintings, watercolours, pencil sketches, caricatures, paper cut outs, handmade birthday cards and huge murals; the inspiration he has given the whole of the UK is evident for all to see.
Captain Moore celebrates his 100th birthday on 30 April and a raft of celebrations have been planned. In addition to this touching film, he will also receive a special fly past from the Royal Air Force.
The heroic war veteran and mult-million pound fundraising star has also received more than 125,000 birthday. The Royal Mail confirmed that all mail sent from 27 April will carry a special postmark in Captain Moore’s honour.