CAPTAIN Tom Moore is a WW2 hero who has raised £13million for NHS staff with daily walks in his garden days before his 100th birthday.
The hero set out to reach £1,000 when he started the appeal.
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Who is Captain Tom Moore?
Tom grew up in Keighley, West Yorks.
He completed an apprenticeship as a civil engineer before joining the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, part of the Royal Armoured corps, and fought in the 1942-3 Arakan campaign in WW2.
In 1940 he was selected for officer training and was posted in the 9 DWR in India.
He returned to the UK to train tank crews at Bovington, Wiltshire, and continued his hobby as a motocross rider.
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Where does he live?
Captain Tom has lived with daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, 49, and her family in Bedfordshire since the death of his wife, Pamela, in 2006.
After the war he returned to civilian life and married Pamela who was 15 years his junior.
With the aid of a walking frame, his aim was to walk 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, in 10-lap chunks.
He achieved his feat on the morning of April 16.
He has vowed to keep on walking while people are still donating.
When is his birthday?
Tom Moore turns 100 years old on April 30, 2020.
He succeeded in completing his 100 lap walk before he turned 100 on April 30.
He originally hoped to raise £1,000 but smashed his target within days.
An eight-year-old girl has started an online campaign for children to make birthday cards for Moore’s 100th birthday.
Reegan Davies, from Port Talbot, South Wales, set a target of 1,500 virtual cards after posting a video online to thank him for his fundraising efforts.
You can help Captain Tom's campaign by donating through his Just Giving page.
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