Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran, is Britain’s hero, treasure, and one man fundraising machine. His aim was to walk 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100 years old on April 30. He intended to raise only £1000 worth of donations for the National Health Service.
He's done it! 👏#CaptainTomMoore has completed his 100 laps before his 100th birthday live on #BBCBreakfast! 🙌He's raised over £12 million for the #NHS £12m. Goodness me. Delighted to support Captain Tom. Well done 1st Bn YORKS for supporting. 👏❤️
Posted by Johnny Mercer on Thursday, April 16, 2020
However, as the campaign gained attention online, the donations tremendously increased. The entire nation was inspired with the Captain’s strength, kindness and sheer dedication. As of today, he already singlehandedly raised more than £25 million in donations.
Upon completing his 100th lap on April 17, the veteran delivered a message on BBC Breakfast saying “At the end of the day we shall all be okay. The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”
It is said that the Captain is going to continue to walk, raise money for the NHS, and inspire many more people around the world whilst doing so. A true legend and modern day hero, indeed.