A sea of cards! Captain Tom is left ‘completely overwhelmed’ as he receives tickets from around the world on the eve of his 100th birthday after raising over £ 29 million for the NHS
Captain Tom has been left “completely overwhelmed” after receiving thousands of cards from around the world to celebrate his 100th birthday tomorrow.
The inspiring World War II veteran captured hearts after raising over £ 29 million for the NHS in the fight against the corona virus by making rounds in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
Cpt Tom, 99, set out early this month to raise £ 1,000 for NHS communities, but a wave of support hit his target.
After reaching its original goal in less than 24 hours, donations continued to pour in and the total rose to over £ 29 million.
Mandy Alison adds to the thousands of birthday cards sent to Captain Tom Moore on April 30 for his 100th birthday. They are depicted in the hall of Bedford School
Captain Tom Moore at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire after reaching his 100-round goal from his yard to raise money for the NHS