Foal named after fund-raising hero Captain Tom Moore

A foal has been named Captain Tom in tribute to Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore, after a horse charity held a social media competition to pick a name.

The colt foal was born at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Thetford in Norfolk on Tuesday.

Sue Hodgkins, the centre's manager, said: "We decided to pick 'Captain Tom' to name the foal after the inspiring Captain Tom Moore because he shares some of the qualities we feel our welfares also have to possess in order to survive the ordeals they go through before coming into World Horse Welfare.

"They have to be resilient, stoic, determined, positive, selfless - whichcertainly applies to our mares who come into the farm in foal or with foals atfoot - and forgiving.

The foal will be cared for by the charity until he is old enough and ready tobe rehomed.