Captain Tom Moore’s NHS fundraiser reaches an incredible £12m

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​A 99-year-old war veteran who is walking 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100 has raised more than £12m for the NHS.

Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden.

But he has now hit 12,000 times his initial target thanks to donations from more than 600,000 people online.

As he set off on his final 10 laps earlier, he said it was “an absolutely fantastic sum of money”.

“We could never imagine that sort of money and it’s unbelievable that people could be so kind to give that sort of money to the NHS,” he said.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told BBC Breakfast Mr Moore was “an inspiration to us all”.

“This is an awful crisis but there are some little shafts of light.” he said


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