Captain Tom turns author as he aims to launch new charitable foundation

ITV Anglia's Rebecca Haworth has been to talk to Captain Tom about his latest venture.

Captain Tom is to write two books to launch a charitable foundation Credit: PA Images

Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore will publish two books later this year as he launches a new charitable foundation.

The 100-year-old's autobiography, called Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day, and a children's picture book will support the Captain Tom Foundation.

Captain Tom and his family want the Captain Tom Foundation to help combat loneliness, support hospices and help those facing bereavement.

The veteran became a national hero when he raised almost #33 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday on April 30.

His autobiography, to be published on September 17, will tell of his time onthe battlefields of Burma in the Second World War.

It will also tell how he raced motorbikes competitively, how he took off forthe Himalayas and Everest in his nineties because he had never been before, and his fundraising efforts for the NHS.

Captain Tom with a mock up of his new book Credit: ITV Anglia

"I am so looking forward to sharing my autobiography withyou which will help launch my new foundation... I'd better get writing!"

Captain Tom

His children's picture book, to be published on October 1 by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's, will follow key moments from his life.

Details on the Captain Tom Foundation will be announced in the coming weeks.