Captain Tom Moore honoured with very own WWE championship belt

Bedfordshire war veteran Captain Tom Moore has been honoured with his own personalised WWE championship belt to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Captain Moore has raised more than £29 million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden at his home in Marston Moretaine near Bedford - despite initially setting himself a target of £1,000.

He will celebrate his 100th birthday on Thursday, and American sports entertainment giant WWE have now made him his very own belt to commemorate his incredible achievement.

The special gift was announced on Twitter by reigning WWE champion Drew McIntyre who hailed Captain Moore's "extraordinary" fundraising effort.

The belt features the company's logo as well as a message reading: message reading: ‘Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore’.

Drew McIntyre in action. Credit: PA

"I am proud that WWE has created a WWE Championship title for Captain Tom Moore featuring personalised side plates to celebrate his 100th birthday and commemorate his achievements for the NHS," Drew McIntyre told The Metro.

"He is a true hero who stepped up when his country called in World War II, and who stepped up again today with the same selfless courage and determination to help others."

Earlier this week it was revealed that all post this week will be stamped with a special postmark to celebrate Captain Moore's birthday, and the Royal Mail has even set up a special collection box to process the thousands of cards he's been sent.