War veteran Tom Moore, 99, now raises more than £20m for NHS

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99-year-old war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, has now raised over £20m for the NHS after walking 100 laps of his garden.

The figure is 20,000 times more than his original target of £1,000.

After completing 100 laps on Thursday, he plans to keep doing more as long as people continue donating to his appeal.

The Second World War veteran started doing 25m lengths of his family’s garden in Bedfordshire about 10 days ago and reached his goal well before his target of his 100th birthday on 30 April.

And his actions have now led to a petition for him to be knighted after donations rocketed.

Responding online to the Change.org petition, Number 10 said prime minister Boris Johnson “will certainly be looking at ways to recognise Tom for his heroic efforts” after the online campaign received more than 500,000 signatures.

“He has embodied the spirit of the whole country in doing their bit for the battle against coronavirus to support the NHS and save lives.

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