NHS charity hero Captain Tom Moore smashes £20m fundraising barrier


Captain Tom had set himself the target of walking around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday on April 30.

You may donate to Captain Tom Moore's marketing campaign on his Simply Giving web page.

Moore and Ball's single will raise money for the NHS, alongside Captain Moore's ongoing walking appeal.

"I'm honoured to be opening the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and Humber and to get to thank numerous NHS workers directly".

Captain Tom Moore, who has raised millions of dollars for the United Kingdom healthcare workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, has given Prince William the title of "Super Prince".

Around 900,000 people have now sponsored the veteran, who has provided a much-needed good news story to a public inundated with grim pandemic coverage, with politicians, royals and celebrities praising him as an "inspiration".

The World War Two veteran, who completed his challenge on Thursday, had raised 23.35 million pounds ($29.21 million) by 1606 GMT on Saturday.

He completed his 100th lap on Thursday, but as donations continue to pour in he plans to keep going.

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Capt. Moore with his family after completing his final lap.

Capt Moore trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the army for the Second World War, rising to captain and serving in Burma and India.

Bobby Moore was named Britain's sports personality of the year in 1966 after leading England to triumph in the soccer World Cup, and now another Captain Moore has become a surprise contender to follow in his footsteps - at the age of 99.

"Tom has captured the heart of the nation with his heroic efforts and raised an incredible amount of money for hard working NHS staff", a Number 10 spokesman wrote on Change.org, the site the petition is on.

The new version features an introduction spoken by Moore, who says: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark".

"It's incredible, it's wonderful", Britain's Prince William said of his achievement.

"It's unbelievable and what I love also is that he's a 99-year-old war vet", said Prince William in a special video message for Moore.

"I think people realize that.everyone, wherever they are, gets equally treated, just as well, with the same efficiency and kindness that we get from our nurses and doctors - who, after all, at the moment are on the firing line (of the coronavirus crisis)".