A swimming gala has been held in memory of scout leader Tom Moore, 15 years after he fell 1,000ft down a ravine and died.

Tom, who lived in Stevenage’s Jessop Road, was on a two-week trip to Liechtenstein with Herts Scouts in August 2008 when on the final day he went for a walk alone in the foggy mountains.

The 21-year-old never returned and his body was later found at the bottom of a ravine. It is believed Tom had slipped and fallen to his death.

The Comet: Tom Moore is believed to have fallen to his death while on a trip with the scouts.Tom Moore is believed to have fallen to his death while on a trip with the scouts. (Image: Supplied)

Tom had been a member of Stevenage Swimming Club from a very young age, so the club changed the name of its annual novice gala to the Tom Moore Memorial Novice Gala.


Tom’s family attend the event every year and award the Tom Moore Tiger Trophy to the swimmer they feel has shown the most endeavour, with Sunday’s recipient Lizzie Burczyk.

All proceeds from the gala will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation - a charity that grants wishes and organises entertainment for seriously ill children.

Tom's mum, Diane, said: "It means so much to our family and friends that Tom is still remembered in this way, and the support and care that has been shown to us as a family at the time of his accident and since will never be forgotten."