Tom Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and CEO of the National Emergency Services Memorial, the campaign to build the UK’s first national monument dedicated to the more than 7,000 emergency services personnel killed in the line of duty, and to give thanks to all who have served. Tom is also Founder and CEO of the ‘Emergency Services Day’ and Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving.
Tom has previously worked for four Members of Parliament, including managing the Parliamentary offices of two Shadow Ministers of State. Tom has worked as a researcher to the Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing, to which he also gave evidence on police use of social media to interact with the public and fight crime. Tom has a great interest in home affairs, defence and counter-terrorism. He serves as a police officer in a major English police force.
Speaking about his role at the 999 Cenotaph, he said:
“I founded this charity to honour the more than 7,000 people who have been killed whilst on duty, and for the hundreds of thousands of members of the emergency services who have put duty before everything else. I am humbled at the support it has received, including from HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister and First Ministers. I know that the great British public will get behind this campaign and donate money to build the UK’s first national memorial dedicated to all emergency services.