Captain Tom Moore set himself a challenge to walk 100 laps of his back garden before he turns 100 on 30th April; raising money for the NHS while doing so.
Tom’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS fundraising page has amassed over £18 million in donations and – despite a recent hip operation – completed his challenge on Thursday morning – way ahead of his 30th April deadline.
Born and brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire, Tom, who served in India and Burma, originally set out to raise £1,000 and has been left amazed at the donations coming in, saying on his Twitter feed: “Thank you so much. The JustGiving page has crashed with all your amazing efforts. I salute you all. Incredible and now words fail me.#walkwithtom #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay”
Donations to Captain Tom’s chosen charity, NHS Charities Together, can still be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs
And you can watch Tom complete his final lap here:https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1250691140514390016
You can also send a birthday card to Tom! Simply post to: Captain Tom Moore, C/O Post Office Limited, 67 Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0LA, Bedfordshire, England or send a virtual card using the hashtag #makeacardfortom
There has also been a petition created on Change.org calling for 99 year old Captain Moore to be awarded a knighthood. You can sign the petition here