Thursday, April 30, 2020

Happy 100th Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore is celebrating his 100th birthday at home with his family after his heroic fundraising efforts raised more than £30million for the NHS.

The World War Two veteran set out to walk 100 laps of his garden before his birthday today and set an initial target of  raising £1,000.

His fundraising efforts have since taken off and made him into a cult celebrity figure, and he has continued to walk laps of his garden and raise more money during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast of a Spitfire and a Hurricane arranged by the RAF flew over Capt Moore's home to mark his birthday, and he has been appointed as an honorary colonel.

He has received tributes from Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister, as well as over 125,000 Birthday cards.  He also set a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of money ever raised by an individual doing a charity walk. 

Happy Birthday to a national hero.

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