Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

This is so touching! Prepare to be inspired!

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Not long after the news media began to tell us about the impact of the Coronavirus pressures on the staff of the NHS, there was a feature about an elderly man who was hoping to raise £1,000 to donate to NHS charities in their honour. Known as Captain Tom Moore, he was a 99 year-old retired man who had served as an Army Captain in WW2, with the famous ‘Forgotten Fourteenth’ Army in Burma. With limited mobility now, and using a wheeled walking frame, he was determined to walk one hundred circuits of his garden, before his 100th birthday.

Using a donation page set up by his family, he quickly raised that money, and much more besides. So much more, that he decided to keep on walking until the actual day of his 100th birthday.

By the time that day dawned, he had raised over £30 MILLION pounds!

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10 Comments on “Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

  1. An incredibly inspiring story about a man who appears a fine citizen. I got a bit teary-eyed and wanted to shout out congratulations to Sir Tom. But that would have been so un-British of me.

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