A TALENTED Redditch artist has gifted a digital painting of Captain Sir Tom Moore to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity to help them raise funds.

This Friday (April 30, 2021) would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday and marks the one-year anniversary of the extraordinary celebrations following the completion of the famous 100 lap challenge of his garden, that raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS.

The charity which raises funds for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has set their own challenge and they need the people of Worcestershire to help make it happen.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity is encouraging supporters to celebrate Captain Sir Tom Moore’s achievements by taking part in a special fundraising competition dedicated to Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The charity has been gifted a digital painting of Captain Tom by artist Kevin Wills, with the aim of raising £1,000 for the NHS through a special prize draw.

One print of the portrait was given to Captain Tom's family, with one now hanging in the officers mess at the Royal Army Foundation College in Harrogate.

To complete Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity’s 100 Challenge,100 people need to enter the draw. Each ticket costs just £10 and a lucky individual will win the framed painting of the legendary fundraiser.

People can enter the draw via givergy.uk/captaintom/. The competition closes on Friday, May 7 at 5pm.

The digital painting of Captain Sir Tom Moore donated for the NHS fundraiser

The digital painting of Captain Sir Tom Moore donated for the NHS fundraiser

Sophie Burt, Head of Fundraising and Community Development for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity said: “Funds and awareness raised by Sir Captain Tom Moore last year really helped to establish our work as a charity. We’ve already seen the impact as it has helped us to provide well-being items and care packages for staff, as well as psychological support as they worked magnificently and tirelessly through one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS.

“The Captain Tom 100 competition offers our supporters of all ages and abilities the chance to raise crucial funds for the charity which supports our local hospitals, while celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity, hope, and his sense of fun and the chance to win a truly magnificent painting.”

The talented artist behind the painting, Kevin Willis: “Sir Captain Tom Moore inspired me to do this artwork, so I digitally painted him using my own technique picked up from my days of painting with acrylic and canvas.

“I feel everyone deserves a chance at owning one of the special prints and if they kindly donate to be in with a chance to winning one, it would continue what Sir Captain Tom Moore started by giving to our great NHS.”

Captain Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: “We are so grateful for the incredible support we have received since my father started his record-breaking fund-raising walk and that his message of hope was shared with the world."