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Veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £12m for NHS after completing charity walk

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Veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £12m for NHS after completing charity walk

Veteran Tom Moore, 99, raises £12m for NHS after completing charity walk

A 99-year-old war veteran who has won the hearts of the nation by fundraising for the NHS has achieved his goal of 100 laps of his garden - raising more than £12 million.

Captain Tom Moore completed the final four of the 25-metre laps at his Bedfordshire home on Thursday morning, with a special guard of honour by the 1st battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment.

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Famous faces have cheered the news that Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted. The 100-year-old raised almost £33 million for health service charities by walking laps of his Bedfordshire garden. Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Sir Tom as a “true national treasure” and praised his “fantastic fundraising” which he said “provided us all with a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus”.

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