Captain Tom Moore wins a special Pride of Britain Award
Captain Tom Moore has won a special Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award for his astonishing fundraising walk that inspired the entire nation.
Captain Tom was told about his honour by Pride of Britain host Carol Vorderman in a live TV surprise on Good Morning Britain and received a special thanks from stars including actors Dame Julie Walters, Michael Sheen and Sir David Jason and sporting heroes Anthony Joshua, Harry Kane and Joe Root.
The 99-year-old army veteran raised £28 million for NHS Charities Together by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
Pride of Britain's awards research panel decided his achievement was so remarkable that they took the unprecedented decision to declare him as a winner before the traditional Autumn announcement.
Captain Tom's impact on the country goes far beyond the huge sum of money he has raised. He has been a beacon of hope for the entire nation during the coronavirus lockdown, inspiring us all with his positive message.