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Today’s post is dedicated to Capt. Tom Moore; fundraiser extraordinaire πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wishing Capt. Tom, now an Honorary Colonel, a very happy 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ th birthday.

Gosh, can you imagine first off reaching such a remarkable age, and then becoming world famous for walking 100 laps of your garden!! But he did, and he has.

Just a few short weeks ago, this tiny little old man, the quintessential grandfather, with a very definite ‘cute’ factor, appeared on BBC1 morning news via video link, to say he was planning on walking 100 laps around his garden to raise Β£1000 by his 100th birthday on 30 April, for the NHS to say thank you for all the care they had provided when he was recently in hospital.

By the time the interview ended, Β£400 had already been raised and he was ecstatic. From then on, it became a thing of history….within a few days his target had been smashed and was rapidly climbing, not by the hundred, or the thousand, but by the million…on some days increasing by over Β£2million between morning and night. Astounding.

And then it hit 10 million, then 15 million, then 20 million and it seemed unstoppable.

And this morning it hit Β£30MILLION whoaaaaa!!! I just checked and it has now reached Β£32,640,435. Incredible.

Along the way he has had 140,000 birthday cards,

had a #1 hit on the song charts alongside Michael Ball,

had a fantastic mural painted depicting him with a field of soldiers,

A Royal Mail birthday Postmark and Guard of Honour for his 100th lap

had a stunning bench gifted to him,

Received 2 Guinness Book of World Records entries

Had a special beer brewed and for him

a GWR train named for him,

a beach drawing from Jersey,

received an Honorary Title of Colonel and a birthday card from the Queen

and to top it all a BBMF flypast; we are honoured to confirm that the BBMF will send a Hurricane and a Spitfire to mark Capt Tom Moore’s birthday and his support for the NHS.

What an incredible story. Truly Capt. Tom has been a light in a storm.

I think it’s the life raft thing…in times of trouble, people need something to hold onto, something positive amongst the overwhelming negativity….people are fearful of what we don’t know, and his little venture became the life raft. He has given us hope.🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 and it certainly helps that he has the cute factor πŸ₯°

May he continue to live a wonderful life and see in a good few more years to come. πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ

Please note that clearly none of the above photos are mine – they are either screenshots, downloaded from Facebook or captured off the tv….ergo I do not claim credit for any of them and have merely used them to share this amazing story.

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