A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his gardens to raise $30 million for the National Health Service in the UK.
Captain Tom Moore planned to raise money by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday at the end of the month.
On Thursday, Tom completed his 100th lap to the praise and encouragement of people across the globe, amid the tough coronavirus pandemic.
After finishing the challenge, the veteran told BBC: “I feel fine, I hope you’re feeling fine too!”
He told the publication that the total amount raised was “an absolutely fantastic sum of money”.
“I never dreamt I would be involved in such an occasion as this,” he said during his final lap.
While his initial target was $2,000 when the fundraising page was set up last week, he managed to raise a whopping $30 million… and counting!
“For all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away,” he said, donned in a blazer, tie and war medals.
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The inspirational Brit, who has used a walking frame with wheels to move around since breaking his hip and battling skin cancer, set the target of walking 25 metres around his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday on April 30th.
He well and truly reached that goal!
Host of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan, has also expressed his gratitude of the retired Captain’s work, suggesting he receives a knighthood.
“That shows you… the power of the human spirit and a little bit of determination,” he said.
Good on you, Captain Tom Moore!