Captain Tom Moore raises £30m for NHS Charities on his 100th birthday

A war veteran from Bedfordshire has raised £30m for NHS Charities on his 100th birthday.

Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine.

Messages and tributes for Capt Tom have been flooding in from all over the world to mark his big birthday.

He's been honoured with a special flypast over his home, been given video birthday messages from the Prime Minister and the Queen and been made an honorary colonel.

Birthday cards for Captain Tom Moore at Bedford School in Bedfordshire Credit: PA

Capt Tom has been overwhelmed with birthday messages after more than150,000 cards arrived at his grandson's school in Bedfordshire.

Other tributes include a Royal Mail postbox which has been painted NHS blue in his village.

In a message to supporters, Capt Tom said: "Reaching 100 is quite something.

"Reaching 100 with such interest in me and huge generosity from the public is very overwhelming. People keep saying what I have done is remarkable, however it’s actually what you have done for me which is remarkable.

"I felt a little frustrated and disappointed after I broke my hip and it knocked my confidence. However, the past three weeks have put a spring back in my step. I have renewed purpose and have thoroughly enjoyed every second of this exciting adventure, but I can’t keep walking forever.

"The donations page will close at midnight this evening. NHS Charities Together still have their urgent appeal, so people can donate to them that way. I am going to spend my birthday with my family, both here in person and with my daughter remotely, and then I am going to have a few days’ rest.

"My legs may be tired, but my mind is racing and I’m hoping to be back very soon with other ways in which I can help people, help others. Please always remember, ‘Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day’.

"With my sincerest gratitude, Captain Tom Moore."