Royal family write to say thanks to Captain Tom

The Duke of Cambridge has written to Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore, whose fundraising efforts have captured the hearts ofthe nation.

William has also made an undisclosed donation to the 99-year-old's appeal,which has raised more £14 million for the NHS, Kensington Palace has said.

Captain Moore, from Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire, has been walking lengths of his garden and originally set himself the target of 100, reaching his goal on Thursday.

But he has kept going, and plans to carry on as donations continue to pour in.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have also written to Captain Tom Credit: PA Images

His actions have won him plaudits from all areas with Boris Johnson,convalescing after spending a period in intensive care with Covid-19, looking at ways to honour the former Second World War veteran.

Originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, Captain Moore trained as a civilengineer before enlisting in the Army for the Second World War, rising tocaptain and serving in India and Burma.

The Prime Minister's spokesman told a Westminster briefing: "From his military contributions to his support for NHS staff, Tom has demonstrated a lifetime of bravery and compassion.

The Prime Minister is said to be looking at ways to recognise Tom's efforts and a petition has been circulated calling for him to be knighted.

William, has followed in the footsteps of his father the Prince of Wales, whois a well known letter writer, and also sent a note to Captain Moore.

You can read more about Captain Tom and his efforts, together with information on how to donate to his cause here