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Meet the 99-year-old war veteran walking to raise £500,000 for the NHS

99-year-old war veteran Tom Moore is walking around his garden to raise £500,000 for the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.

Moore is going to walk the length of his 25m garden 100 times as he aims to raise half a million pounds for the NHS and when he appeared on GMB he had already reached £350,000 of his target.

The impressive Second World War veteran, who relies on a frame to walk, is planning to complete the 2,500m mission before he turns 100 at the end of April.

After hearing Moore's story and reason for trying to raise the funds Piers Morgan pledged to donate £10,000 towards the cause.

Moore served as an officer in the 145 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps from 1940 and explained that he is raising money for the NHS as a thank you for all the times they have treated him.

Moore says the NHS have been 'marvellous' throughout his life as he suffered hip replacements and skin cancer on his head, but the NHS was always on hand to help him recover.

After raising more than £350,000 in just over a week, Moore thanked everyone who has donated and gave credit to the brilliant NHS front line workers.

"I think it is absolutely fabulous that people have been so kind in raising money for the National Health Service," he said.

"If ever you have been in hospital you know that all the staff are all there at nine o'clock in the morning bright eyed and bushy tailed to answer all their duties and they must be a little bit apprehensive."

Following the interview Piers tweeted to say that a further £60,000 had been raised for Moore's cause and he is just £74,000 from his target now.

NHS Charities Together, which is receiving the funds, tweeted its thanks to both Piers Morgan for his large donation and for the incredible work Moore is doing to raise funds.

Follow Moore's progress via his Twitter profile @CaptainTomMoore.

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