Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore’s NHS fundraiser hits £14million

I thought this was such a beautiful story! We need more of these stories floating around!

OgeneAfrican

UNITED KINGDOM – A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise £14m and counting for the NHS.

Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

But he smashed his target after more than 700,000 people made donations to his fundraising page.

As he finished the challenge, he said: “I feel fine, I hope you’re all feeling fine too.”

Capt Tom told the BBC earlier that the total amount raised so far was “an absolutely fantastic sum of money”.

“I never dreamt I would be involved in such an occasion as this,” he said at the end of his final lap.

Capt Tom with grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia
Image captionCapt Tom with grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia

Just before 15:00 BST, Capt Tom’s JustGiving page, which temporarily crashed shortly after he finished the challenge, was showing…

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10 Comments

      1. It really is!!! And we do so need more like it. It’s so easy to get caught up in the negative aspects, but there are so many awesome people doing really heroic and wonderful things. I want to read more about that!

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