War veteran, 99, raises over £7m for NHS charities

A 99-year old war veteran has raised millions of pounds for NHS charities by walking around his garden.

Captain Tom Moore, a Second World War veteran, started fundraising for the NHS in response to Covid-19 with the aim of raising £1,000 by pledging to do 100 laps of his garden before his 100th Birthday at the end of April.

But the response to the fundraiser went viral and the public has donated over £7m, while Moore has said he will continue to walk around his garden after his 100th lap.

He started the fundraiser with the aim of thanking the 'magnificent' NHS staff, after he was treated for cancer and a broken hip.

His aim was to walk 100 laps of his 25-metre garden in Marston Moretaine before his Birthday on 30 April.

The money raised will be donated to NHS Charities Together and will be used for rest and recuperation centres for NHS staff working on the front line to beat Covid-19, as well as wellbeing packs and electronic devices for patients to communicate with their families while in isolation.

NHS Together is an umbrella body for around 150 NHS charities. It has raised over £20m in donations for NHS workers on the frontline of the Covid-19 response.

Captain Tom Moore's JustGiving page for donations can be found here.

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