War veteran ‘Captain Tom Moore’ raises over £18 million for the NHS

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The 98-year-old war veteran ‘Captain Tom Moore’ has raised over £18 million for the NHS.

Captain Moore set himself a target to complete 100 laps of his garden before he turned 100 years old.

He reached his goal on Thursday.

He initially aimed to raise £1,000 for NHS charities but now more than 950,000 people have made donations to his JustGiving page.

A petition was set up earlier this week which calls for Captain Moore to receive knighthood, this has received more than 553,000 signatures.

Captain Moore stated “I say thank you very much indeed. I appreciate it because the object for which we’re donating is so important and so necessary… I think you’re all so kind and thoughtful contributing to this cause”.