Bedfordshire Second World War Veteran, 99, walks to raise thousands of pounds for NHS

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A 99-year-old war veteran has decided to walk 100 lengths of his own back garden to raise money for the NHS.

Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire, is aiming to complete the challenge before his 100th birthday at the end of the month.

"So far I've done 10 a day which means that by the time it comes to my birthday I shall have done more than a 100.

Tom Moore

All of the money raised will go towards NHS Charities Together, which is a collective organisation representing, supporting and championing the work of the NHS' official charities.

So far, Tom has managed to raise over £7,000 on his JustGiving page.

He has certainly lived through a lot of key moments in history. He fought in Burma during the Second World War, as well as being stationed in India.

He is now bringing some of that wartime spirit to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

A big party had been planned for his 100th birthday at the end of the month, but that has been put on hold for now.

99-year-old Second World War Veteran walks to raise thousands for NHS Credit: ITV News Anglia