War veteran raises millions for the NHS
War veteran raises millions for the NHS

99-year-old war veteran raises more than £20m for NHS in the UK

A 99-year-old war veteran is raising more than £20 million for the NHS in the UK by running his own version of a marathon. Capt Tom Moore is aiming to do 100 laps around his garden before he hits 100 at the end of April.

We’ve had some impressive sporting feats during the Coroanvirus pandemic with people locked down and running marathons.

Or climbing Everest on their stairs.

But perhaps our favourite is Capt Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran who raised more than £20m for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden.

The UK war veteran had only intended to raise £1,000 through the challenge.

But a few days after he completed his mission, he’d hit £1 million. And the numbers kept on rising!

Moore told the BBC: “I think that’s absolutely enormous. At no time when we started off with this exercise did we anticipate we’d get anything near that sort of money.

“It just shows that people have such high regard for matters of our National Health Service and it’s really amazing that people have paid so much money.

“It’s almost unbelievable isn’t it?”

Capt Tom is currently walking 10 laps of his garden each day with the help of his walking aid. But according to his daughter Hannah, is likely to reach is goal tomorrow.

Yes Tom! Knighthood is surely in the post!