The 99-year-old army captain raising millions for the NHS

15 Avril, 2020, 11:16 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Captain Tom Moore said he was grateful to the NHS for the treatment he received and wanted to do something in return

A WORLD War II veteran who is walking 100 lengths of his back garden before his 100th birthday has raised more than £2million for the NHS in just one week.

Tom, who began his walks last Monday, initially set a fundraising target of £1,000 for NHS Charities Together, expecting support only from his village of Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.

Since his appeal went viral, Moore says he now plans to keep going and walk another 100 laps after he reaches his goal later this week.

After passing the £1m mark on Tuesday afternoon, Moore tweeted: "Since 8 am today we have raised 1 million pounds for the NHS".

"When you think of who it is all for, all those fearless and super doctors and nurses we have got, I think they deserve every penny and I hope we get some more for them too", he told BBC News.

"I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart".

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More than 70,000 people have contributed funds, with the rate of donations causing the JustGiving page to temporarily crash.

Originally planning to raise £1,000 for the NHS, Mr Moore has now raised 2,000 times the amount of his target.

She took to Twitter to say: 'We are overwhelmed by the response. He went to Keighley Grammar School and later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer.

He was then enlisted in 145 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer Training.

After all overseas duties were said and done, Tom returned to the United Kingdom to become an Instructor at The Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington, Dorset.

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