Captain Sir Tom Moore’s home on sale for £2.25m

The family home where Captain Sir Tom Moore raised millions for NHS charities during the pandemic has been put up for sale for £2,250,000.

The house and grounds in Marston Moretaine, in Bedfordshire, became well-known after the Army veteran walked laps around the garden, raising £38m for NHS Charities Together. He lived there with his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and her family. The Grade II listed property has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms.

It is described by the estate agent as a historic rectory and coach house in several acres of semi-moated gardens. Capt Sir Tom was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in 1920.

He served in India and Myanmar during World War Two when it was known as Burma, but at the age of 99 he became an international star by walking laps around his garden. His 100th birthday on 30 April 2020 was marked with a Royal Air Force flypast, personal birthday greetings from Elizabeth II and the prime minister, and he was made an honorary colonel of the British Army.

On 17 July 2020, he was knighted for his fundraising efforts in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Capt Sir Tom died in February 2021 aged 100, having contracted Covid-19.

Source: BBC

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