Giving Moore

I imagine everyone has heard of Captain Tom Moore by now.

The then 99-year-old army veteran wanted to raise £1000 for NHS Charities to help fight coronavirus by completing 100 laps of his garden on his walker before the end of April when he turned 100 (10 laps of the 25m garden a day).

His fundraising effort currently sits just shy of £32,800,000.

The world got behind him and on his birthday he had the BBC there to film him make that 100th lap. He completed the lap with a guard of honour.


For his birthday he was honoured with a helicopter fly-over and an appointment to honorary colonel. The Royal Mail service also stamped all mail during his birthday week with a special postmark.

Tom Moore with the Yorkshire Regiment medal he received along with his new rank of colonel to mark his 100th Birthday.
Photograph: Cpl Robert Weideman/UK Ministry of Defence 2020

Apart from being an incredible human being, Tom has shown us it is never too late to achieve anything.

4 comments on “Giving Moore

    • It is, isn’t it! Nice to see positive things happening even through the horror.

  1. I had not heard this wonderful story! It made my day.

    • Oh, I’m so glad I could tell you about it, Jenny. It is a really uplifting story.

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