99 year old Captain Tom Moore, set out to raise £500,000 for the NHS by walking a hundred lengths of his back garden – which is 25m in length – with the help of his walking frame, before he turns 100 at the end of the month.
Tom is doing 10 laps a day, and it’s safe to say he’s absolutely smashed his target – raising £1,348,513.23 at the time of writing.
The JustGiving page gives an insight into his background: “Tom was born and brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire. He went to Keighley Grammar School and later completed an apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer.
“Tom went onto being enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer training.
“He was later posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, went to Regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender and returned to be Instructor at Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.”
You can get involved and donate some money on the JustGiving page here.