Mick Child, one of our case workers from the Social Prescribing Service, has revealed he has some impressive hidden talents.
Mick wrote a very touching poem in recognition of the immense and unforgettable fundraising efforts by Captain Sir Thomas Moore for NHS charities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The poem, which was unveiled last week, will appear on a permanently installed plaque at Millbrook Station in the near future for all to see.
Mick said, “After being approached by London Northwestern Railway it was an honour to put pen to paper and create my own tribute for Captain Tom. Not only is he our local hero but he has won the hearts of the nation. It felt right to deliver a message on behalf of all the people in the local area for his outstanding efforts.”
Lawrence Bowman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said, “During a very difficult period Captain Tom has been an inspiration for the whole country and as his local train company we were keen to find a fitting way to honour his work. After reading Mick’s poem we knew it was right to give it a presence at our Millbrook station.
“The tribute is visible for passengers and the local community to read and pause for a moment of reflection and contemplation in honour of for Captain Tom for years to come.”
We’ll let you know when the plaque has been installed so you can pop along and take a look.