You know how much I already love them since the recent escape (from retreat) of Bernard Jordan who served in Royal Navy to reach the 70th anniversary of D DAY in Normandy. Now it’s Tom Moore to strike it Walking for National Health Service at age 99 (soon 100).
9 millions sterlings for NHS.
A 99-year-old army veteran who has raised more than £9m for the NHS said the fundraising has been “completely out of this world”.
Tom Moore aimed to raise £1,000 by completing 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden by Thursday.
“Every penny that we get, they [the NHS] deserve every one of it,” he said, as the total exceeded the £5m mark.
Meanwhile, a school girl has started a campaign for children to make cards for his 100th birthday on 30 April.
Reegan Davies, eight, from Port Talbot, Wales, has set a goal of making 1,500 virtual cards.
“You can post them on any social media with the hashtag #makeacardfortom.” she said.
Mr Moore began raising funds to thank the “magnificent” NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip.
With the aid of a walking frame, he hoped to walk 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, in 10-lap chunks, before his 100th birthday.