A 99 year old British war veteran has walked 100 lengths of his garden to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK.
As reported by the BBC, Captain Tom Moore’s original pledge was to walk 100 lengths of his 25m back garden before his 100th birthday with the aim of raising £1000 to assist the NHS in fighting COVID-19. He received unprecedented support from the public and raised over £70 000 within the first 24 hours.
Tom, who walks with the aid of a walker, completed his challenge today with an army guard of honour present, and has raised over £12 000 000! Perhaps we can all take some inspiration that you’re never too old too keep active.
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
Well done @captaintommoore from everyone at the @BBC 💕 pic.twitter.com/rtil8gKKmJ
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) April 16, 2020