War veteran who has raised more than £23m for the NHS is to open Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate

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The NHS has invited Captain Tom Moore to be the guest of honour at the official opening of the new Nightingale hospital in Harrogate next week as a way of honouring the Yorkshire native’s fundraising efforts.

The 99-year-old has raised a remarkable £23 million for the NHS. The war veteran is set to praise NHS workers via video link at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and Humber hospital on Tuesday 21 April.

The former British Military Officer, who served in India and in the Burma campaign during the Second World War, aimed to raise £1,000 for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

More than one million people have since donated to his Just Giving page.

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