Daily uk news Heartless vandals trash flowers at a Captain Tom Covid memorial and destroy a plaque to victims of the pandemic: Locals slam 'thoughtless' yobs behind 'disgusting' attack  PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Vandals in Stoke-on-Trent ripped out flowers from a coronavirus memorial and damaged a plaque honouring the late Captain Sir Tom Moore in an attack described by residents as 'thoughtless'.

Daily uk news Heartless vandals trash flowers at a Captain Tom Covid memorial and destroy a plaque to victims of the pandemic: Locals slam 'thoughtless' yobs behind 'disgusting' attack  PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Vandals in Stoke-on-Trent ripped out flowers from a coronavirus memorial and damaged a plaque honouring the late Captain Sir Tom Moore in an attack described by residents as 'thoughtless'.

Daily uk news  Heartless vandals trash flowers at a Captain Tom Covid memorial and destroy a plaque to victims of the pandemic: Locals slam 'thoughtless' yobs behind 'disgusting' attack  PremierLeague-News.Com
08 April 2021 - 11:46

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Flowers left on a memorial bench featuring a plaque commemorating Captain Sir Tom Moore and other victims of coronavirus have been destroyed by vandals.A wreath and other flowers to respect the 703 residents of Stoke-on-Trent who died from Covid-19 have been ripped apart and left scattered on the floor, less than a month after the memorial was unveiled. Residents in the Staffordshire city have condemned the vandalism which was discovered at Fenton Park yesterday afternoon, along with another plaque which appeared to have had the wording on it ripped off.The main plaque on the bench says: 'In memory of the People of Stoke-on-Trent, Front Line Workers & Volunteers who died during the 2020-21 Covid-19 pandemic.' It also includes a quote from Sir Tom, saying: 'The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.' Emma Owen, 40, from Fenton, said: 'It's disgusting and disrespectful when people have lost people to coronavirus. I hope they find out who is responsible.  Flowers laid as part of a wreath to remember the 703 residents of Stoke-on-Trent who have died from coronavirus have been ripped out - less than a month after the unveiling of the memorial, which features a quote from Captain Sir Tom Moore Another plaque was also vandalised at Fenton Park (left), where the garden pays tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore (right)'We know a few people who have died through Covid-19 and it's not nice. We should be grateful that the council chose to put a memorial in Fenton Park as it's good to have it in Fenton.'Karen Smith, 60, added: 'We were here when they put the memorial up and I've seen quite a few people stop to have a look and talk about it. It's made us all think and after the last year it was nice to have something like that in the park. 'Maybe there needs to be some CCTV installed, but that's a cost to the council. Some people just don't have any respect for anything. It's awful and makes you feel like why bother having anything nice.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Police arrest man, 20, after boy, 12, was stabbed while... Boris Johnson accused of 'running scared' of Scottish voters... Share this article Share Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor Ross Irving unveiled the memorial last month to mark 12 months since the start of the first lockdown. The park also includes a fruit tree and a bench dedicated to healthcare workers and volunteers who died working in the fight against the virus. Annah Williams, 34, said: 'The plaque with Captain Tom on being destroyed is horrible, I can't believe it, it's awful. This was a nice place for people to come. We come here every day and always see people having a look around.'  Pictured before: The wreath placed at the memorial in Stoke to pay tribute to the 703 residents who died from coronavirusAnd Fenton resident Eddie Jankowski, 71, added: 'People have no respect anymore. This is a lovely bench to remember people after the year we have had and it's a shame that somebody has done this to it.' How Captain Sir Tom's heroic actions boosted Britain amid lockdown  Sir Captain Tom Moore hoped to raise £1,000 for the NHS, but ended up capturing the hearts of the nation. Here's how 100 laps around his garden became a knighthood...April 2020 The army veteran begins fundraising in the hope of raising £1,000 for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. He wants to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30.  April 14 More than £2million is donated.April 15 The total rises to £7million as more than 340,000 people show their support.

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. Both the Prime Minister and the Royal Family congratulate him. April 24  Sir Captain Tom is the oldest person ever to reach Number One in the Top 40 Charts with his cover of You'll Never Walk Alone. He performs it alongside singer Michael Ball and The NHS Voices of Care Choir.April 30 The fundraising page hits £32million on his 100th birthday. He is made an honorary colonel and enjoys a military flypast. July 17 The Queen awards him a knighthood in a special engagement.September He writes bestselling autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day and signs a deal to film a biopic of his life. October 5 - Captain Tom starts a podcast to tackle isolation among Britain's elderly. December  He ticks a holiday to Barbados off his bucket list. January 31, 2021 He is admitted to hospital amid an intense battle with pneumonia, his family reveal. February 2, 2021 Sir Captain Tom's death is announced days after he tests positive for coronavirus.  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Sir Tom earned national recognition during the lockdown after completing 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS Charities Together. Initially hoping to raise £1,000, he brought in £32million.In recognition of the sizeable contribution the Second World War veteran made during the pandemic, the Queen knighted him last July 17. But in January, he died after contracting Covid-19 while being treated for pneumonia. Yesterday, his family encouraged people to celebrate his spirit of generosity by taking on their own 'Captain Tom 100' charity challenge on what would have been the weekend of his 101st birthday.Sir Tom raised more than £32million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 last year. He died at Bedford Hospital on February 2 after testing positive for Covid-19.His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore is urging people to create their own challenge themed around the number 100 to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation or a charity of their choice.They are encouraged to take on their challenge between Friday April 30 and the Bank Holiday Monday on May 3.Details of the Captain Tom 100 were revealed on April 6 – a year to the day since Sir Tom started walking laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.Ms Ingram-Moore said her family are 'still a grieving family' but are 'propelled forward by hope'.'I really hope people see this for what it is, which is an absolute chance to bring joy, put money back into charities and support the Captain Tom Foundation, which after all is the legacy of hope that he's left us behind,' she said.She said the family will take part by continuing Sir Tom's walk 'right where he left it because we feel it's the only right thing to do'.'We've talked about is that 100 a day, is that 25 each, we're still working out the finer details,' she said.She went on: 'We want people to go crazy and create their own 100 – a challenge around the number 100. 'Because he was 100 and he was so proud to be 100.'We thought of whether it should be 101 but it's definitely 100 because that year he lived being 100 was the best year of his life, almost certainly.'Sir Tom knew before he died that a 101st birthday celebration was being planned for him and that this was to be an inclusive event, Ms Ingram-Moore said.'I really regret that he's not here to share it as I think he would just love it,' she said.She said he would have thought that the Captain Tom 100 was 'brilliant', adding: 'He was a Yorkshireman remember at the end of the day, not trending towards excitement most of the time. 'But he would have felt so proud … he would have just felt proud to the core.'

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