Have you heard the phrase, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Because our today’s featured-hero, is a 99-year-old army veteran, Tom Moore, who has been walking laps around his backyard, and he has raised over £9,407,480 for the NHS in only a couple of weeks.
Former Captain Tom reported that NHS has hugely helped him recover from a hip replacement and skin cancer on his head over the last couple of years, so to show his gratitude toward them, he began raising funds.
Mr. Moore, who had served in India and Burma during World War II, asked himself how we could contribute to help others during the global pandemic ~ hence, the former civil engineer started doing daily laps of his 25-meter-long backyard, and he has aimed to complete 100 laps by his 100th birthday on April 30th.
However, after getting a tremendous response from people all over the world and smashing his original £1,000 targe, Tom says he will not stop but do another 100 laps.
Tom Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, who set up the fundraising page for him, says they are overwhelmed by such an extraordinary response!
Mr. Moore also reported to BBC, thanking everyone who has helped raised funds so far, “I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart. It’s difficult to imagine all these kind people who have donated so far. It’s just amazing.”
Make sure you visit Moore’s Just Giving crowdfunding page.