Merton Council will mark the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore by flying their flag at half-mast today. 

Captain Sir Tom Moore, the Second World War veteran whose charity walks inspired the nation at the start of the coronavirus pandemic tragically died after testing positive for Covid-19, aged 100.

The 100-year-old charity fundraiser was taken to hospital on Sunday, after being treated for pneumonia for some time and testing positive for the virus the week before last.

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Leader of Merton Council Mark Allison has since published a message of condolence after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore's £33 million fundraiser for the NHS. 

Merton leader Councillor Mark Allison said: "On behalf of everyone at Merton Council, I send condolences to Captain Sir Tom Moore's family and friends.

"In dark times, we all need to heroes to shine a light. 

"Captain Tom was a beacon of kind heartedness, an inspiration and he gave hope to us all. 

"He loved his family, his country, and his NHS, and we loved him for that.

"May he rest in peace."