WWII veteran, 99, raises over $17.5M for healthcare workers during pandemic

WWII veteran, 99, raises over $17.5M for healthcare workers during pandemic

WWII veteran, 99, raises over $17.5M for healthcare workers during pandemic

99-year-old war veteran Captain Tom Moore at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, after he achieved his goal of 100 laps of his garden, raising more than 19 million pounds for the NHS.

They have recorded a special version of the iconic Carousel tune "You'll Never Walk Alone" which can be downloaded to bolster the Captain's tally.

Capt Tom Moore, who has been walking lengths of his garden to raise money for the NHS, has completed his walk.

"Just like the wonderful campaign Captain Moore has inspired, the Nightingales are a symbol of how people have come together as part of a nationwide effort to prepare - should they be needed now or in the months to come - for the greatest global health emergency in more than a century".

"Also a huge thank you to the awesome NHS Voices of Care Choir for joining us on the single".

SECOND WORLD War veteran Captain Tom Moore has now raised more than £18 million for the NHS to help combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, said: "On behalf of the NHS our heartfelt thanks go to Captain Tom Moore for his remarkable fundraising efforts for NHS charities".

'God knows what the final total will be but good on him, I hope he keeps going'.

The Second World War veteran has become a national United Kingdom hero, after raising over £22 million for the NHS by completing laps of his garden. "Captain Tom, you're an inspiration to us all, and we thank you".

Talking about his achievement on BBC Breakfast, Prince William said, "It's incredible".

William and Kate wrote to Cpt Moore after he hit his target of completing 100 laps in his garden.

Born in Yorkshire, northern England, Moore trained as a civil engineer before being enlisted in the British Army during World War II, where he served in India, Indonesia and Britain.

"I would like to raise funds to support the NHS in particular at this hard time", she wrote on her fundraising page.

Among the answers on the page Change.org says a spokesman for the prime minister to Boris Johnson "will find a way to appreciate Tom for his efforts".

The captain, who's become a symbol of heroism amid the crisis, shared a message with BBC Radio 2 in response to the generosity of those who've donated to his cause, saying the total amount of money raised was "absolutely enormous" and "very hard to imagine".

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