Captain Tom Moore has exceeded his £1000 fundraising target by hitting £5m this morning.
Helped by television appearances, the war veteran initially wanted to raise £1000 for the NHS by walking the length of his Bedfordshire garden 100 times.
In photos released on social media, it has emerged that he will be using a Drive DeVilbiss Rollator to help him complete the challenge.
According to a Sky News report, originally from Keighley in Yorkshire, Moore trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the army for the Second World War, rising to captain and serving in India and Burma.
Taking to Twitter this morning, Captain Tom Moore confirmed the £5m milestone with a “huge thank you” to JustGiving which had over 90,000 people on Tom’s page at one time and ensured the site didn’t crash.
See the tweet here:
Earlier in the week, when the amount reached £2.5m, he posted: “2.5 MILLION POUNDS for the #NHS. What an incredible day it has been. Never in my wildest imagination did I think this would be possible. Thank you to everyone that has helped keep pushing this total up.”
Yesterday, AMP reported on Drive DeVilbiss designing RD beds for field hospitals.
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