WW2 veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £5MILLION for NHS as he walks 100 laps of his garden – The Sun

A WORLD War Two veteran aged 99 has raised an amazing £5million for the NHS as he tries to walk 100 laps of his garden.

Tom Moore has been overwhelmed by donations — not only from kind-hearted Brits but people around the globe.

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The former Army captain is trying to complete his challenge before he turns 100 on April 30.

Tom uses a frame for the 25-yard loops of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Beds.

He has been trying to do ten laps at a time to help support NHS frontline workers fighting coronavirus.

He initially set out to raise just £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.

But by last night the sum had gone past an incredible £4million — and the figure was still rising on charity website JustGiving.

Earlier, an account run for Tom tweeted: “It’s now £3.5million, and together we have raised an amazing £2.7million in 24 hours! I’m signing off for the day but remember #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay.”

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“But when you think who it’s for, and they’re all so brave . . . I think they deserve every penny of it.”

During World War Two, Tom was enlisted in 145 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps and was chosen for officer training in 1940, rising to the rank of captain.

He was posted to India and went on to serve his country in Burma, now called Myanmar.

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