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99-year-old British veteran raises $6 million by walking laps of his garden

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A 99-year-old British war veteran has raised more than £4.8 million ($6 million) for the country’s National Health Service as he aims to complete 100 laps of his garden, aided by a walker.Tom Moore, who will turn 100 on April 30, began the challenge last Thursday to raise money for NHS Charities Together, which raises funds for UK hospitals, including for staff, volunteers and patients affected by the coronavirus crisis.He had originally set a target of raising £1,000 ($1,257) by his 100th birthday and walks 10 laps each day in his garden, in Yorkshire, northern England.But within 24 hours, he exceeded that target and donations continue to flood in.The veteran plans to complete 100 laps by the end of Thursday.Moore trained as a civil engineer before being enlisted in the British Army during World War II, where he served in India, Indonesia and Britain. He later became the managing director … Read More

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Captain Tom Moore, 99-year-old war veteran, raises $6 million by walking laps of his garden

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Tom Moore, who will turn 100 on April 30, began the challenge last Thursday to raise money for NHS Charities Together, which raises funds for UK hospitals, including for staff, volunteers and patients affected by the coronavirus crisis.
He had originally set a target of raising £1,000 ($1,257) by his 100th birthday and walks 10 laps each day in his garden, in Yorkshire, northern England.

But within 24 hours he exceeded that target and donations continue to flood in.

The veteran plans to complete 100 laps by the end of Thursday.

Moore trained as a civil engineer before being enlisted in the British Army during World War II, where he served in India, Indonesia and Britain. He later became the managing director of a concrete manufacturer.

His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, told CNN that her father had been exercising daily following a recent partial hip replacement and she suggested he challenge

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