‘Virtual’ ceremony held in recognition of his fundraising efforts for the NHS
Captain Tom Moore was awarded the Freedom of the City of London during a ‘virtual’ ceremony yesterday (12 May 2020).
One of the City of London’s ancient traditions, the Freedom is believed to have begun in 1237. It enabled recipients, who were also required to join a Livery company, to carry out their trade.
Captain Moore was granted the Freedom of the City of London by Special Nomination by William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation, in recognition of his outstanding charitable work.
Ahead of the ceremony, Captain Tom Moore said:
“I am deeply honoured to be granted the Freedom of the City of London. I remain humbled by the love and gratitude that I have received from the British public, and this honour is something that I will truly value for the rest of my life.”