A 99-year-old veteran raises around $15 million for healthcare workers

UK News (INL): One of the retired private officers, Tom Moore, was a Captain of the British Army during World War II. Although 99 years have passed, Tom still feels the urge to do something for people. From that urge, he thinks of fundraising at this age to help his country’s National Health Service (NHS). Not just the idea, but start working accordingly. So far Tom Moore’s collection is £ 12.5 million ($ 15.6 million). This was reported in a CNBC report.

Captain Tom Moore, 99, finishes his walk with a guard of honour from 1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment VICKIE FLORES/EPA

Tom lives in Marston Moretaine village in Bedfordshire, UK. He planned to walk into the garden behind his house on April 6. It may seem like this, what else! However, walking at 82 feet is not easy for a 99-year-old man. Because he has to take the help of a walker to walk. Nonetheless Tom.

On Thursday, April 16, he traveled 100 times in a space of 82 feet. But don’t stop here. He wants to rotate 100 more times. He wants to meet this 100 times before his 100th birthday on April 30th.
Responding to his request, after reading the £ 1 million deposit in the fund, Tom himself said, “That’s incredible.” Captain Tom, now 99, walks like this.

Tom came up with the idea of ​​raising funds for the encouragement of little girl Hannah. There is also a feeling of gratitude to the NHS. Because he received excellent treatment for various types of diseases including skin cancer. And that’s from the NHS. Hannah opened a fund raising page on Instagram under her name and made a ‘JustGiving‘ account. Their primary goal was to raise a thousand pounds. However, in one week, £ 15 million was deposited into the account. It reached £ 17,625,737 on Friday, April 17. ”Tom Moore has made far more money than I expected.” About 871,002 people gave help. And the love of large numbers of people is overwhelmed by the emotions of father and daughter.

99-year-old Captain Tom walks like this now

Responding to his request, after reading the £ 1 million deposit in the fund, Tom himself said, “That’s incredible.” Captain Tom, now 99, walks like this.

Ellie Orton, head of the charity that will be credited to Captain Tom’s money, says, “Thank you for inspiring us. You are a role model. ”Tom and others raise money for the charity to work freely for hospital staff. It will also help community groups in the care of transported patients.

The UK’s National Health Care Organization (NHS) has been working continuously for months to treat people with coronavirus. The lack of necessary equipment did not stop the health worker. Tom Moore was born in West Yorkshire, UK. Was a civil engineer before joining the army during World War II. During that time he served in India and Burma and was promoted to Captain.

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