Coronavirus: War veteran, 99, wanted to raise ₤ 1,000 for NHS – he’s currently on ₤ 3.7 m

Derrick Santistevan

A 99- year- old veteran has actually raised more than ₤ 3.7 m for the NHS by walking his garden.

Tom Moore had actually initially hoped to raise ₤ 1,000 by strolling 100 lengths of his backyard in Bedfordshire – now he’s reached more than 3,000 times his target.

His objective was to total it prior to he turns 100 on 30 April – however he is currently on track to finish by Thursday.


What an amazing day it has actually been.

Never ever in my wildest creativity did I believe this would bepossible

Thank you to everybody that has actually assisted keep pressing this overall up.#walkwithtom #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay

— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore)April 14, 2020

Upon reaching ₤ 2m, Mr Moore stated on Twitter: “When I began this journey last Monday, my target was ₤ 1,000 for our extraordinary NHS.

” No words left … simply thank you.”

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Previously today, when the quantity reached ₤ 2.5 m, he added: “2.5 MILLION POUNDS for the #NHS. What an incredible day it has been. Never in my wildest imagination did I think this would be possible. Thank you to everyone that has helped keep pushing this total up.”

Initially from Keighley in Yorkshire, Mr Moore trained as a civil engineer prior to employing in the army for the Second World War, increasing to captain and serving in India and Burma.

His charity event has actually seen more than 100,000 private donors sponsor him for his 100 laps.

Contributions to NHS Charities Together can be made at:

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