…. do I need to say more. There is so much to say about him and Wikipedia has helped me out here.
Thomas Moore (born 30 April 1920), popularly known as Captain Tom, is a former British Army officer known for his achievements raising money for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
On 6 April 2020, at the age of 99, he began to walk laps of his garden in aid of NHS Charities Together, with the goal of raising £1,000 by his hundredth birthday. In the 24-day course of his fundraising, he made many media appearances and became a popular household name in the United Kingdom, generating much interest in his life story, earning a number of accolades and attracting over 1.5 million individual donations. He featured in a cover version of the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, with proceeds going to the same charity. The single topped the UK music charts and made him the oldest person to achieve a UK number one.
On the morning of his hundredth birthday the total raised by his walk passed £30 million, and by the time the campaign closed at the end of that day had increased to over £32.79 million. His birthday was marked in a number of ways, including a flypast by the Royal Air Force.
He received over 150,000 cards and was appointed as honorary colonel of the Army Foundation College.
I hope of all my heart that he will be knighted for his amazing idea, all achievements and fundraising!!!! For his beautiful mind … heart and soul.
This video just touches me to tears every time I watch it … and give me such great comfort. People like Captain Tom … are who owns my faith and believes.
“For all those finding it difficult: the sun will shine
you again and the clouds will go away”
Captain Tom Moore, 99