'Spitfire salute' planned for Hero Captain Moore's 100th birthday

'Spitfire salute' planned for Hero Captain Moore's 100th birthday

When the 99-year-old first set himself the target of walking 100 lengths of his 25-meter garden before his 100th birthday for charity, he did so with a fundraising target of £1,000 in mind.

You may donate to Captain Tom Moore's marketing campaign on his Simply Giving web page.

He said the amount raised for NHS Charities Together was "an absolutely fantastic sum of money".

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to "recognise" a 99-year-old Second World War veteran who has raised more than £18 million (DH82.5m/US22.5m) for the country's health workers for his "heroic efforts".

Moore began raising funds to thank NHS staff who treated him for a broken hip.

In his opening address, the health secretary said: "I want to pay a special tribute today to Captain Tom Moore".

"All of them are so good, so kind, so thoughtful and so efficient that it was certainly nearly brings tears to my eyes when I think how good they are".

The 99-year-old will praise the efforts of NHS staff by video-link and said he had been "amazed by the amount of kindness and generosity from the United Kingdom public", who have so far contributed more than £23 million to his efforts.

After completing his 100 laps, people may think Captain Tom has done his bit. but no, he has said he will continue to walk so long as the donations keep coming in, even after he turns 100.

It's not just Captain Moore who has received praise on the post, either. "Captain Tom, you're an inspiration to us all, and we thank you".

The unlikely duo revealed their single on Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 show this morning (April 17) after Michael sang the hit single yesterday while Captain Moore completed his challenge with a Guard Of Honour.

Many people shared how sweet they found it that Captain Moore referred to Prince William as "my super prince" in his heartfelt response.

On Friday, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, said in an interview with BBC Breakfast that Moore was a "fundraising machine".

Moore, originally from Yorkshire, trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the army for the war.

"He's been around a long time, he knows everything, it's wonderful that everyone has been inspired by his story and determination".

"I would like to raise funds to support the NHS in particular at this hard time", she wrote on her fundraising page.

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