Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball land UK number one with charity single
A war veteran from Bedfordshire who has raised millions of pounds for NHS charities has scored a number one single for his cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
Capt Tom Moore has captured the heart of the nation with his incredible fundraising efforts.
The 99-year-old has been walking laps of his garden at his home in Marston Moretaine near Bedford, and initially set himself a target of raising £1,000.
However, he's smashed that objective in spectacular style, and as of Sunday evening, had raised an extraordinary £26 million for NHS Charities Together.
As if that wasn't enough, Capt Moore teamed up with legendary singer Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir to record a rendition of the famous Liverpool FC anthem, and it was revealed on Sunday evening that the song has gone straight in at number one on The Official Big Top 40 chart.
Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins’ duet of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ also made it into the charts at number three.
Both singles are raising funds for NHS Charities Together.
Capt Moore is also on track to land a number one on the Official Charts Company charts, after the single sold just shy of 36,000 copies in the first 48 hours.
On Saturday, it was announced that Capt Moore will be the guest of honour via videolink at the official opening of a new Nightingale Hospital in Yorkshire next week, while it's also being reported that a Spitfire flypast is being planned for his 100th birthday.