16 April 2020 - 99-year-old war veteran raises millions for NHS by walking lengths of garden
Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser reaches £12m
(BBC News, 16/04/2020)
A 99-year-old war veteran who is walking 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100 has raised £12m for the NHS.
Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden.
But he has now hit 12,000 times his initial target thanks to donations from over 600,000 people online.
99-year-old war veteran raises millions for NHS by walking lengths of garden
(The Guardian, 14/04/2020)
Capt Tom Moore has raised millions of pounds for the NHS by aiming to walk 100 lengths of his back garden before his 100th birthday. All the money Moore raises will be donated to NHS Charities Together to go towards wellbeing packs and rest and recuperation centres for staff on the frontline.
Watch 99-year-old complete 100 laps for the NHS on BBC Breakfast
A 99-year-old war veteran who is walking 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100 has raised more than £12m ($15m) for the NHS.
Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 ($1,245) for NHS Charities Together, but when news of his endeavour spread, online donations smashed through that target within days of the fundraising page being set up last week.
Captain Moore is completing his 100th lap live on BBC Breakfast.
Coronavirus: Fund-raising veteran Tom Moore offers inspirational message on COVID-19 fight
(Sky News, 15/04/2020)
A 99-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £9m for the NHS by walking around his garden says he will keep going while people continue to donate.