Captain Tom Moore Knighthood
99 year old army veteran Captain Tom Moore should be given a Knighthood as he has raised more than £4m to help the NHS in the fight against Covid-19 and has vowed to keep going even though he has smashed his original £1,000 target.
Tom Moore aimed to complete 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden by Thursday, walking with the aid of a frame.
However he has now said he will not stop and hopes to do another 100.
NHS Charities Together, which will benefit from the funds, said it was "truly inspired and humbled".
Nearly 170,000 people from around the world have donated money to his fundraising page since it was set up last week.
Mr Moore began raising funds to thank the "magnificent" NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip.
He hoped to walk 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, in 10-lap chunks, before his 100th birthday at the end of the month.
Mr Moore was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire and trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the army for World War Two. He rose to captain and served in India and Burma.
"I do [laps] each day, so that eventually I'll get to 100, then after that I shall continue and do some more," he said.
The support so far had been "absolutely fabulous", he added.
"Let's all carry on and remember that things will get better," Mr Moore said.
"We have had problems before - we have overcome them - and we shall all overcome the same thing again."
Captain Tom Moore is a true inspiration and deserves to be honoured for his efforts.
Matt Wilde Contact the author of the petition
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