An eco protester poured faeces over a memorial to Captain Tom who raised money for the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic by walking in his garden. Former medical student Maddie Budd tipped the human waste over the statue in Thistley Meadow in Hatton, Derbyshire. Before his death, Sir Captain Tom Moore made headlines for his NHS fundraiser during the pandemic in the run up to his 100th birthday.
Former medical student Maddie Budd tipped the human waste over the statue in Thistley Meadow in Hatton, Derbyshire. Before his death, Captain Sir Tom Moore made headlines for his NHS fundraiser during the pandemic in the run up to his 100th birthday.
He began to walk 100 laps in his garden to support the NHS Charities Together. He had raised £32.79 million by the time he turned 100.
Ms Budd has said that she poured human faeces and urine in response to the UK Government’s refusal to end the use of private jets.
She said: “People are going to say that he’s a hero, people are going to say that this is profoundly, obscenely disrespectful to his life, and to the NHS he stood up for and I agree.
“I was studying to become a doctor because I believe in taking care of people. If we believe that the NHS is important, if we believe in taking care of each other, if we believe that NHS workers are doing essential work, why are forcing our healthcare system into collapse, why are we forcing our civilisation into collapse, why is basically no-one taking this genocide of all humanity seriously?
“All of this is true and the Government won’t even End UK Private Jets, every time one takes off, it pours a bucket of sh** and blood onto everything that Captain Tom stood for.”
The act was apparently done in the name of End UK Private Jets which appears to be a relatively new organisation without much of an online following.
Captain Sir Tom Moore was knighted by the Queen for his efforts to raise money for the NHS at Windsor Castle in July 2020. He received 150,000 cards on his 100th birthday. He died at Bedford Hospital on February 2, 2021.
One person who claimed to have gifted the statue to Thistley Meadow said they would report the incident to the police.
They said in a tweet: “I am the person who gifted the memorial to Thistley Meadow, and would like to inform you that we will be pursuing Maddie for vandalism. We will work with the police to ensure this taken as far as possible.”
The statue was defaced in December 2021 when someone spray painted the word “IRA” over it.
More to follow.