Captain Tom Moore, the national treasure who set out on a mission to raise £1,000 for the NHS and raised tens of millions, turns 100 today – April 30th 2020.
This date was firmly marked in his diary as the deadline by which he would achieve his challenge to walk 100 laps of his garden. While the laps have been completed, his journey has been monumental as Tom’s story went global and he inspired countless people to donate and follow in his footsteps. With his ‘tomorrow will be a good day’ message, he symbolises hope in these challenging times.
NHS staff up and down the country have sung Happy Birthday in videos being shared on social media in tribute to Tom and the phenomenal amounts he has raised for frontline staff, volunteers and carers looking after those affected by Covid. Thousands of cards have also been sent by well-wishers to mark the milestone occasion.
Here at NHS Charities Together, we we would like to join all in saying a very special Happy Birthday to Tom as he celebrates turning 100 with his family.
Wishing him a very special day, Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charities Together, says in a video message: “Captain Tom, we wish you a very happy 100th birthday from everybody at NHS Charities Together and our 200 plus charity members throughout the UK. Your fundraising efforts have smashed milestone after milestone and world record after world record. A huge thank you from us and a huge thank you to everyone who has donated. We wish you a really happy birthday with your family.”