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Captain Sir Tom Moore was welcomed as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London in an online ceremony this morning (3 June).

A message of congratulations from HRH The Princess Royal, Centenary Master of the Guild, was read to the centenarian, who raised more than £32 million. It said: “Your extraordinary fundraising achievements embody the Guild’s aims of fellowship and benevolence. At this time of adversity, you have proved an inspiration and a symbol of hope for the future, reflected in your own words: ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’. “

Captain Sir Tom Moore said: “I am extremely honoured to be admitted as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London. I remain humbled by the love and gratitude that I have received from the British public and am delighted to accept this award from the Guild of Freemen.”

The ceremony was streamed live and is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/BwJOmxYza_E

Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, accompanied him at the ceremony, which was conducted by the Guild’s Master, Ann-Marie Jefferys, with Alderman Sir David Wootton (Past Master and Past Lord Mayor of the City of London) and Christine Cook, the Guild’s Clerk.


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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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