Thousands of people honour Captain Tom on his 100th birthday

Thousands of people honour Captain Tom on his 100th birthday Credit: ITV News Anglia
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Captain Tom Moore has become a national treasure, and he's inspired people all over the world with his fund-raising efforts.

His remarkable fundraising campaign has topped £30m for NHS charities as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

Today, thousands of people are honouring him for his excellent work. Including:

  • A truck that's come all the way from Lancashire:

A truck all the way from Lancashire saluting Captain Tom. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • A tiny Tom figure from the Hertford Yarn bombers:

A tiny Tom figure from the Hertford Yarn bombers. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • Painted on the side of the Black Horse pub in Thetford, Norfolk:

Captain Tom Moore painted on the side of the Black Horse pub in Thetford, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

To raise that amount of money single handedly is just phenomenal considering his age and certainly what he's done for our country."

Lee Stroble, Artist
  • Captain Tom's new foal at World Horse Welfare in Norfolk:

Captain Tom's new foal at World Horse Welfare in Norfolk Credit: World Horse Welfare in Norfolk
  • The Captain Tom power boat used by the water rescue unit at Wellingborough Fire Station:

The Captain Tom power boat at Wellingborough Fire Station Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • The Captain Tom Moore train:

The Captain Tom Moore train Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tom has also inspired 8-year-old Devon Hampton from Thetford who did a thousand star jumps for the NHS in one day.

8-year-old Devon Hampton from Thetford Credit: ITV News Anglia

I am 92 years younger than Captain Tom so I decided to raise money for the NHS just by jumping."

Devon Hampton

99-year-old Marjorie West from Dedham in Essex also completed 100 laps in her garden.

99-year-old Marjorie West from Dedham in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thank you letters for him have been written by Ethan, Sienna and Olivia Nunn in Mattishall, Norfolk.

Thank you letters written by Ethan, Sienna and Olivia Nunn Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lawrence Hill from near Sandy in Bedfordshire wrote a song called 'The Walking Man'. He says, Captain Moore represents that generation of Churchillian spirit.

Lawrence Hill from near Sandy in Bedfordshire Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • Sam Bailey, a Northampton art teacher, made a Tom tribute from 600 emergency service epaulettes:

A Northampton art teacher, made a Tom tribute from 600 emergency service epaulettes: Credit: Sam Bailey
  • Norfolk's Van Gogh made a masterpiece from mud:

Norfolk's Van Gogh made a masterpiece from mud Credit: John Grose

He's an absolute legend, he's captain of everyone now so happy birthday Captain Tom have a fab day."

John Grose

In Canada, a children's entertainer who was formerly from Great Blakenham in Suffolk has made his own special tribute involving 100 balloons.

A children's entertainer made his own special tribute involving 100 balloons Credit: ITV News Anglia

Artist Charlie Such from Desborough in Northamptonshire turned Tom into a superhero.

Artist Charlie Such from Desborough in Northamptonshire turned Tom into a superhero. Credit: Charlie Such

And finally, the Phenomenal Firework Company has also honoured him.

Phenomenal Firework Company honour Captain Tom Moore Credit: ITV News Anglia