This wonderful news comes to us from England.
A WWII veteran who has been walking laps in his garden has managed to raise over $3.3 million for the NHS in a matter of a week!
Tom Moore, 99 years old has said that the NHS has been “marvelous” in helping him recover from a hip replacement and also skin cancer on his head over the last two years.
In his own inimitable way of saying thank you, the former civil engineer has been doing daily laps of his 25-meter-long garden with the sole aim of walking 100 lengths by his 100th birthday which falls on April 30th.
Moore began his walks on last Monday on the 6th of April and initially set a fundraising target of 1000 pounds for NHS charities. He expected the people of Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire to lend support which he received.
Moore hit the headlines last week and has since gone past his target to raise millions for the frontline health workers who are battling the COVID-19 virus.
Moore told BBC, “I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart. It’s difficult to imagine all these kind people who have donated so far. It’s just amazing.”
Hannah Ingram Moore, his daughter, had set up the fundraising page for him and has since had to raise the target three times from 1000 pounds, to 100,000 pounds to 250,000 pounds and then 500,000 pounds.
She took to Twitter and said, “We are overwhelmed by the response. Its extraordinary.”
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