A war veteran who is walking 100 lengths in his own back garden before his 100th birthday at the end of the month, has raised over £29 million for the NHS in 2 weeks!
Tom Moore, 99, has been doing daily laps of his 25-metre long garden in Marston Moretaine, with the aim of walking 100 lengths by his 100th birthday on April 30.
Tom has garnered national publicity appearing on BBC1 Breakfast and Good Morning Britain and has consequently smashed his original target.
Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, who is co-founder of local business The Maytrix Group, initially set up the fundraising page for her father with a fundraising target of £1,000 for NHS Charities Together. However, since Tom’s efforts have gone viral, she has had to raise his target three times – from £1,000 to £100,000, then to £250,000 and £500,000. Hannah comments: ‘We are overwhelmed by the response. It’s extraordinary. We remain proud and humbled by the generosity of the British public.
To donate please visit their JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs