A heritage site has celebrated Sir Tom’s knighthood with a new edition to their light display.

Muncaster Castle have added the veteran to their light show to celebrate his knighthood.

Captain Tom Moore captured the hearts of the nation by completing 100 laps of his garden to raise funds for NHS charities.

It was his goal to complete the fundraising effort before his 100th birthday and his initial target was £1,000.

The World War Two veteran was successful and saluted over the line by a Guard of Honor made up of the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

His heroics earned him the honorary accolade of colonel and it was revealed yesterday that he would be made a knight of the realm.

Sir Tom received a special recommendation from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Director of Muncaster Peter Frost-Pennington, like many across the nation was inspired by Sir Tom and decided to project his image on the castle. He said: “I did it for fun but I thought, if it brings a smile to people’s faces that’s great.

“Every time you see Sir Tom he just brings a smile to your face.”

Mr Frost-Pennington added that Sir Tom has become a source of positivity in a difficult period. Like many heritage sites and attractions, the castle is currently closed during lockdown.

“It’s a very worrying time. Almost all our staff have been put on furlough apart from the people who look after our birds.

“Then you see Sir Tom and you think, well that’s brilliant we can do this. As he said, ‘everyone should have hope for the future’.

“That certainly helps me, mental health is really important at the minute.”

He explained that it is Sir Tom’s positive attitude that has endeared him to the public.

“He’s so representative of the indomitable spirit of that generation.”

Mr Frost-Pennington hopes that the 100 year-old veteran will inspire more people to be resilient and charitable.

“There’s so many heroes doing things in small ways, many of them not getting recognised. I think Tom represents them all.

“We can all be a Sir Tom." he said.

The Muncaster Castle director joins many in praising the 100 year-old fundrasier. Displays of thanks include murals and an RAF fly-past on his birthday, accompanied by 140,000 birthday cards.